Tom and I are pleased to offer signed copies of Arctic Son and Arctic Daughter in trade paperback.
These new editions include photographs as well as my original drawings.
E-book versions are available from on-line stores.
Arctic Daughter: A Wilderness Journey
Jeanie’s first book, updated.
I was twenty-two when I set out in an overloaded canoe with my childhood sweetheart, paddling down the Yukon River. We were headed for a year of living off the wilderness in Alaska’s remote Brooks Range. Arctic Daughter was a Reader’s Digest book selection; it has been called “an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and a lyrical odyssey.” Here is an adventure tale of survival and youthful courage, where the power of dreams is measured against unforgiving realities in the natural world. I am pleased to share my updated version with a new generation.
Price: $23 (includes shipping)
Arctic Son: Fulfilling the Dream
Companion Book to our Documentary
“Jean Aspen helps us believe in the power of our dreams...her description of the fragile but magnificent beauty of the Arctic and the life she found there grabs your heart until you start wondering if maybe it’s time to leave it all behind and follow your own dreams.”
Thank you for sharing our Journey.
Price: $24 (includes shipping)
Arctic Son: Fulfilling the Dream
2-hour DVD Documentary with Special Features Disc
In the spring of 1992 my husband, Tom, and I flew into Alaska’s remote Brooks Range with our 6-year-old son, Luke, and our friend Laurie. Alone for more than a year, we candidly filmed our lives as we built a cabin and learned to live in this vast and beautiful land. Two decades later, Tom and I produced this very personal documentary about living our dreams. It now shows on PBS stations throughout the country. We are honored to share our Journey with you and those you love.
This two-disc DVD set, for which Alaskan musician Lindianne Sarno composed Arctic Child Suite, includes 46 minutes of Special Features.
Price: $26 (includes shipping)
Child of Air
A novel by Jean Aspen: trade paperback book, 162 pages
What would you give for the chance to start life over? Dr. Christopher Bradford is about to find out. Impulsively abandoning his safe, predictable world and setting out on a journey into the unknown, he finds himself exploring possibilities he never imagined. When he chances upon a piece of history, he is drawn into a story from long ago. In his search for a new identity he discovers that all roads ultimately lead home. Quantity is limited.
Price: $25 (includes shipping)
Trusting the River, my memoir about a lifetime centered on wilderness, is set for publication from Epicenter Press for April 2017.
With editor, Brian George Smith, Tom and I are currently producing our second documentary. Arctic Daughter: A Lifetime of Wilderness combines seventy years of color slides, films and video to focus on a broader vision of what wilderness means to the human journey. This summer we are also recording for Rewilding Kernwood, a documentary on aging and releasing. The end has yet to be determined, for we are living those days.
In coming years, we intend to bring back many of my mother’s books, including Down the Wild River North. This is the story of a 3000 mile canoe journey my little sister and I took with our adventurous mother when we were young teenagers.
Thank you for your continued enthusiasm as Tom and I share our lives with you.
Wishing you Joy as you follow your own Dreams
Jean Aspen and Tom Irons