Tisha - Robert Specht


By Robert Specht

  • Release Date: 1984-07-01
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 76 Ratings)


The beloved real-life story of a woman in the Alaskan wilderness, the children she taught, and the man she loved
“From the time I’d been a girl, I’d been thrilled with the idea of living on a frontier. So when I was offered the job of teaching school in a gold-mining settlement called Chicken, I accepted right away.”
Anne Hobbs was only nineteen in 1927 when she came to harsh and beautiful Alaska. Running a ramshackle schoolhouse would expose her to more than just the elements. After she allowed Native American children into her class and fell in love with a half-Inuit man, she would learn the meanings of prejudice and perseverance, irrational hatred and unconditional love. “People get as mean as the weather,” she discovered, but they were also capable of great good.
As told to Robert Specht, Anne Hobbs’s true story has captivated generations of readers. Now this beautiful new edition is available to inspire many more.
“The memoir reads like an old-fashioned novel, a heartwarming love story with the added interest of frontier hardships and vividly portrayed characters.”—Publishers Weekly


  • Great Alaska read

    By Lithuania3
    Once I started reading it was hard to put this book down. I could feel like I was there and experiencing the wilderness adventure and all the people in the story
  • Tisha

    By Gram25000
    One of the best books I have ever read...and I am soon to be 75 years old! It was an eye opener about prejudice that I never expected...especially in Alaska! Having started school in a one room schoolhouse, it took me back to my childhood and then carried me on a wild ride along with the young Anne Hobbs as she taught her first year of school in Alaska! And what a ride it was especially since it was a true account of her life! Just a great read!
  • Tischa

    By Dorymdo
    I really enjoyed this book. I found myself thinking about it through out the day. She was a very brave woman and she stuck to her convictions. I don't think I could have done that.