In his nonfiction account of sailing Juneau's Inside Passage, Passage to Juneau: A Sea and its Meanings, author Jonathan Raban tells the story of his journey from Washington's Puget Sound to Juneau, Alaska.  The northern Pacific in all of its wildness provides an excellent backdrop for Raban's memoirs not only of the journey itself, but of the effect that this journey has on the rest of his life:  his marriage and family in particular.  The book is filled with personal anecdotes and observations as well as graphic descriptions of the Alaskan sea that make the reader feel as if they know the place well, even if they have never been there.

Travelers planning a trip to Juneau, or elsewhere in Alaska, will surely enjoy and appreciate all that this book has to offer.