#10 Nonfiction Bestseller in the Pacific Northwest

“Alaska is a captivating land, and this book does justice to it.  Highly recommended.”
Library Journal

“A skilled and poetic witness to a place undergoing incessant change.”
— Anthony Doerr, author of The Shell Collector

Moving to coastal Alaska meant moving to the water life, although I hadn’t known it until I arrived. Nothing is separate from the sea—not the sky, not the land, not a single day, nor my mood. I wasn’t used to this. I wasn’t ready for it.


Just released in paperback, Tide, Feather, Snow is a bestseller at independent bookstores in the Pacific Northwest.

The new baby is hungry. Her diaper is dirty. Do I need to write? Buckling Down, a guest post on Alaska’s blog for writers and readers, 49 Writers.

Tide, Feather, Snow picked as one of the best books for a snowstorm by The Baltimore Sun.

LA Times reviews Tide, Feather, Snow here.

Miranda Weiss discusses Tide, Feather, Snow on AM Northwest, the “Regis and Kelly show of Portland, Oregon.”

Tide, Feather, Snow was selected by the readers of 49 Writers,  the blog for Alaska writers & readers, as the next Online Book Club pick for June. Check out the discussion online June 27 – 29.

Alaska State Writer, Nancy Lord bestows 20-year-old bottle of champagne on Miranda Weiss at the Reading and Release party for Tide, Feather, Snow.  Given to her by writer Tom Kizzia (The Wake of the Unseen Object, 1998) on publication of her first book, the bottle remains in its original gift wrapping.  Although the contents have long since turned to vinegar, the bottle is said to be able to fetch upwards of $17 on Ebay.

You’ve seen the movie.  You’ve bought the book (hopefully!).  Now, you can check out Tide, Feather, Snow: THE CAKE!

You can now get a glimpse inside Tide, Feather, Snow through BROWSE INSIDE.

This year, spring in Southcentral Alaska opened with disaster.  An essay on the website of Powell’s Books.