Writing about history as ordinary people lived it.

Terpsichore loves her family's new life as 20th-century pioneers in Alaska, but how can she convince her mother to stay?

Based on the real Depression-era program that took 202 families off welfare and transported them to Palmer, Alaska to become independent farmers.

About Carole

Carole Estby Dagg is the author of THE YEAR WE WERE FAMOUS and SWEET HOME ALASKA. Before writing historical fiction, she worked as a children’s librarian, accountant, and assistant library director. She writes in Everett, Washington and a converted woodshed on San Juan Island.

Discussion Guide

Download the Sweet Home Alaska curriculum guide.

Skype Visits

I love talking to readers! Since School budgets don’t often provide for in-person author visits, I offer a limited number of free 25-minute SKYPE visits which can include sharing historic photographs that inspired my work. I especially like answering readers’ questions, so I leave at least half the time for Q and A. My cat, Pippi Longstocking, may make a cameo appearance.

Also by Carole

The Year We Were Famous

Based on the true story of Clara Estby and her mother Helga, who walked from Spokane, Washington to New York City in 1896 to win money to save the family’s farm – and to prove women could do it.