Author Archives: katie eberhart

Where to find Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska

Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska was published last month (December 2020) by University of Alaska Press as part of the Alaska Literary Series. Since then, I have been checking with friends who pre-ordered copies from various outlets. My friends report that they have purchased copies of Cabin 135 from Fireside Books in Palmer, Alaska, Roundabout Books in Bend, Oregon, and through the University of Chicago website. I heard today that Title Wave Books in Anchorage, Alaska has Cabin 135 in stock and Pearl Street Bookstore in Ellensburg, Washington has ordered some.

Amazon and Barnes & Noble currently only show e-book editions of Cabin 135 on their websites but please be assured that Cabin 135 is in print and can be purchased now through independent booksellers or the University of Chicago Press website.

Note: if you’re looking for Cabin 135 outside the U.S., you might check the list of international bookstores that carry University of Chicago Press titles or order directly from the University of Chicago Press website.

Please, support your nearest independent bookseller.

Cabin 135 – Publishing Update & Author Event

I heard from University of Alaska Press that printing of Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska has proceeded more quickly than expected and that the University of Chicago (Press) Distribution Center has begun shipping books to fill bookstore orders and pre-orders.

~

Roundabout Books in Bend, Oregon is sponsoring a “virtual” author event for Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska More info at Roundabout Books.

~

Please, support your nearest independent bookseller.

Photo: Aurora over Cabin 135
Photo credit: Katie Eberhart (2003)

Review of Cabin 135 posted on Foreword Reviews

Foreword Reviews has posted a review of Cabin 135:

“Cabin 135 is Katie Eberhart’s contemplative account of several decades in Alaska, through which she both reflects on the past and on environmental changes that could impact the future….” (Read more at Foreword Reviews.)

The publishing date for Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska is set for December 15, 2020. Pre-ordering is available through most independent bookstores as well as Internet-based booksellers. (More info.)

Pre-order Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska

My book Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska is now available for pre-order through many (or most) book stores, including independent and neighborhood booksellers and large Internet-based sellers.

Here’s a sampling of pre-order links for Cabin 135:

University of Alaska Press | Fireside Books (Palmer, Alaska) | Roundabout Books (Bend, Oregon) | Powell’s City of Books | University of Chicago Press Books | Amazon

Please, support your nearest independent bookseller.

Accordion Arrangements*

Composer, Mark Greathouse, has posted several of my arrangements of his compositions on SheetMusicPlus.com. The SMP page for each piece includes a description, preview of the score, and a recording.

Copy Cat – Accordion Duet

Copy Cat – Accordion Quartet

Copy Cat – Quartet for 2 Violins, Flute and Accordion

Copy Cat — Quartet for 2 Violins, Flute and Accordion is by turns lightheartedly playful, somber, and meditative. Variations touch on jazz, gypsy, and orchestral themes. The accordion provides rhythm and low register support. The violins draw out the themes often quite hauntingly but also with a section of lighthearted pizzicato. The flute part alternates between high melodies and mid-range countermelodies. This arrangement of Copy Cat is an intermediate piece that is entertaining and fun to play. 

Clown Dance – Accordion Trio

Kidding – Accordion Duet

*It’s strange to be mentioning ensemble music when “Zoom” meetings have replaced in-person rehearsals. We are, however, looking forward to better times in 2021.

Publishing Update for “Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska”

I wish I was announcing that Cabin 135 is now available, as scheduled, at bookstores and on Amazon… but due to coronavirus effects on production, University of Alaska Press has rescheduled publication for December 15.

The proof I received in the mail from UA Press is lovely. The cover design is by Ruth Hulbert.

Proof copy of Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska. Cover design by Ruth Hulbert.

Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska

by Katie Eberhart

Cabin 135 is a house that was built for the Matanuska Colony. Living there for many years, the author became fascinated with the accumulation of layers. The house anchors this book, a collection of threaded stories, to a particular plot of landscape in the Matanuska Valley. 

Whether semi-tamed garden, national park, or forest, nature meanders through the stories in this book. As does memory, that thread that ties each of us to our past. The terrain of this book includes garden and yard, but also more distant places where enticing moments offer insights to how we live and survive. 

Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska by Katie Eberhart forthcoming from University of Alaska Press in 2020.

Arrangements by Katie Eberhart

Sheet music for my duet arrangement of Mark Greathouse’s piano composition Copy Cat appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of the Northwest Accordion News. (Recording of Copy Cat.)

I arranged Clown Dance, composed by Mark Greathouse, for accordion trio. The sheet music was published in the Northwest Accordion News (Fall 2018) and was performed by a Portland, Oregon trio at the Rose City Accordion Camp. 

An expanded arrangement of Copy Cat (for accordion quartet) was performed by a Portland, Oregon accordion quartet at the Rose City Accordion Club, Accordion Camp in June 2019. 

I also adapted the Copy Cat Quartet for 2 violins, flute, and accordion. This arrangement was  performed by a Bend Pops Orchestra ensemble at the Bowman Museum in Prineville, Oregon (October 2019). 

More about Katie’s music experience and arrangements.