|Don Rearden is the author of the award-winning novel|
"The Raven's Gift."
In the top-50 list, The Washington Post editors ask, "Why did no help arrive when everyone began to die? Something inconceivably dreadful has happened in remote Alaska, where a young, married couple has come to teach native children–but what? Rearden, a master of the cliffhanger, shifts between the blighted present and the happy past."
For more on Rearden, check out his “I Am UAA” profile or website. For more holiday break reading suggestions, click over to The Washington Post's website.
This story originally appeared in Green & Gold News on Nov. 26, 2013.