48. Sitka- Louis L'Amour
Jean LaBarge is an adventurer from PA who eventually finds his way to Alaska and assists in persuading the US to buy it. And after much unrequited love, he gets the girl.
Different from L'Amour's usual Westerns in subject matter, and a very good read.
And 2 of 3 from the mighty Cubs...C'mon Mr. Dodger fan- it's been a pretty impressive streak. And I expect at least one similar from LA to even things up. The Giants don't do well in the playoffs as division champions.