Leigh Newman

Still Points North
an Alaskan memoir 
Dial Press, 2013


"It feels like everyone thinks that he or she can pen a memoir these days—but Leigh Newman is one of the few to have proven she really can, and what's more has good reasons for doing so...there's something hauntingly universal about her story."—New York Daily News


"What really sets this fearless memoir apart is the writing" —O The Oprah Magazine

"Breathtaking"—Harpar's Bazaar 

"A moving account of the number that divorce does on a child. Flying in her father's prop plane, skiing across a frozen lake, encountering a black bear and nearly dying during all of the above—this is where writing really comes to life "—The New York TImes

"A thought-provoking book and one you should read with your sneakers nearby. When you're finished you'll feel like you need to go hiking." —Marie Claire



"Newman..is at her best bringing to life the chapters on her near feral Alaskan upbringing. You can practically smell the freshly killed game" —Entertainment Weekly

"A remarkable book: a travel memoir of the mapless dangerous seas of and territories between childhood and adulthood"—Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!

"A startlingly beautiful and distinctive voice...a tour de force"—Mira Bartok, author of Memory Palace

"A once harrowing and tenderhearted, Still Points North is a memoir that reminds us of the fragility of family architecture and of father figures as mysterious, heroic, flawed humans."—A.M. Holmes, author of The Mistress's Daughter



A Reader's Prize Pick—Elle


See the Excerpt in Vogue (April 2013



Watch a trailer for the book below:

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