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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.

In Print: “Vanishing Acts” and “Overture to Castelfidardo”

Much of my writing is framed by journeys, whether a walk at the edge of the Pacific surf (Vanishing Acts) or travel to the Pigini Accordion Factory in Italy.

Vanishing Acts, a poem, is included in the Fall 2014 issue of Windfall, A Journal of Poetry and Place. Windfall does not archive material online, but single copies can be ordered for $7.

Last spring, When my husband and I were planning a trip to northern Italy, we hadn’t planned to travel south along the Adriatic Coast and we had no idea that the birthplace of accordion manufacturing was in Italy’s Marche Region, east of Tuscany and Umbria and not included in our guidebooks. Traveling to new places, we repeatedly get lost, and traveling to Castelfidardo was no exception. 

Overture to Castelfidardo, an essay, is included in the Fall 2014 issue of Northwest Accordion News (print only).