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“Cold Mountain Path” Book Launch with Homer Author Tom Kizzia

November 5, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Please Join Us for the Cold Mountain Path Book Launch with Author Tom Kizzia Friday, November 5th, 2021 @ 7 pm.

Homer author Tom Kizzia’s new book is a history of the ghost town decades in McCarthy, Alaska. Cold Mountain Path revisits the iconic story-rich landscape of his national bestseller, Pilgrim’s Wilderness. The story begins with the last copper train leaving the Wrangell Mountains during the Great Depression, and runs through the creation of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in the 1980s, including a full account of the 1983 mass shooting that brought the ghost town period to an end.

Tom will read from his new book and answer questions at this book launch, so come join us, or tune in for the event via Zoom. The Homer Bookstore will have copies of Cold Mountain Path for signing afterward. Light refreshments from Red Bird Kitchen will be provided.

Space is limited for this event.  Masks, please. RSVP to reserve a seat or to receive the zoom link by contacting: or call 907.435.3335. RSVPs will open on 10.6.21.

Tom Kizzia, 10 August 2012, near Homer, Alaska

Tom Kizzia first moved to Homer in 1975, fresh out of college, to become editor of the Homer Weekly News. After a spell working for the Anchorage Daily News in Anchorage, he returned to Homer in 1989 to raise a family in his cabin near McNeil Canyon. As the “Homer bureau” for the Daily News, he traveled all over Alaska covering stories for the next 20 years.

Tom’s first book, The Wake of the Unseen Object, emerged from his visits to remote Alaska Native communities during a time of great transition. His second, Pilgrim’s Wilderness, a non-fiction account of a troubled family in the Wrangell Mountains, was a national bestseller and later named Alaska’s best true crime book by the New York Times Book Review. Tom was named Artist of the Year in 2013 by the Homer Council of the Arts.


November 5, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Pratt Museum
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3779 Bartlett Street
Homer, AK 99603 United States
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