Inside Passage

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Inside Passage

a memoir

Authors & Illustrator


First Place Book Award

First Place Award

Non-Fiction > Memoirs, Non-Fiction > Humor > True Stories & Memoir, Non-Fiction > Travel > Self Discovery & Travel Journals
Second Place Book Award

Second Place Award

Non-Fiction > Relationships > Family


Keema Waterfield grew up chasing music with her twenty-year-old mother on the Alaskan folk festival circuit, two small siblings in tow. Summers they traveled by ferry and car, sharing the family tent with a guitar, cello, and fiddle. Adrift with a revolving cast of musicians, drunks, stepdads, and one man with a gun, Keema yearned for a place to call home. Preferably with heat and flushing toilets. Trying to understand the absence of her pot-dealing father, she is drawn deeper into her mother’s past instead. Inside Passage is an unflinching mother-daughter love story that leaves you laughing, weeping, and wanting more.