Kachemak Winkel left his family’s Alaskan homestead for good twenty years ago, when his parents and brother died in a bush plane crash. Now, as the anniversary of their death looms, his grandmother’s health is declining in a nursing home and his Aunt Snag pleads for his return. Kache finally heads back to the town of Caboose, Alaska — only to learn that his aunt has had her own reasons for avoiding the isolated homestead and that no one has ventured out to check on the pipes or clear the snow off the roof even once in twenty years.
Expecting to find nothing but a pile of logs, Kache forges down the muddy, overgrown road and discovers instead warm light emanating from clean windows, and smoke rising from the chimney. The house is not only intact, but a standing museum of preserved artifacts, all exactly as they were left, from Kache’s childhood.
All the Winters After is told through the perspectives of Kache, Aunt Snag, and the mysterious young Russian, Nadia, who has fled her family’s Old Believer village and spent the last decade hiding alone, fearing for her life. Their connected past has a strangling hold on all three, but as each confronts their painful memories, the grip begins to loosen. Individually, they must decide if they will make their own ways forward, despite what may await.
Set in the majestic yet dangerous natural beauty of Alaska, "a land that does not forgive mistakes," All the Winters After is ultimately a story of the healing power of forgiveness, of courage, of love, and of place.