Published July 16 by Crown, a division of Random House.
Amazon Top Ten Best Books of 2013 (#5)
Into the Wild meets Helter Skelter in this true story of a modern-day homesteading family in the deepest reaches of the Alaskan wilderness--and the chilling secrets of the charismatic patriarch who called himself Papa Pilgrim.
"Spellbinding . . . Reads like a bewitching, brilliant novel set in the 19th century . . .A powerhouse of a book, destined to become a wilderness-tale classic."
"It's a gripping nonfiction thriller told with masterful clarity, and I'm betting it will be the sleeper hit of the summer. Put it at the top of your stack."
-Outside Magazine, August issue
"An ambitious literary work disguised as a page-turner."
--Jon Krakauer, author of Into the Wild and Under the Banner of Heaven
"This is a riveting, mesmerizing story, stunning and eloquent all at the same time. I simply couldn't put it down."
-- Ken Burns, filmmaker of The Civil War and The National Parks: America's Best Idea
Tom Kizzia traveled widely in rural Alaska when he was a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News. HIs work has appeared in The Washington Post and been featured on CNN.