Surviving The Island Of Grace: Life on the Wild Edge of America [NOOK Book]

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Reminiscent of the best of Annie Dillard, Mary Carr and Sebastian Junger, Leslie Leyland Fields' Alaskan memoir is an inspiring narrative of life in the wild. SURVIVING THE ISLAND OF GRACE is a beautiful and haunting memoir of a woman who left the East Coast and moved to Alaska looking for a new life. In brilliant prose, Fields tells her story of adapting to life on a wilderness island without running water, telephones, or other 20th century conveniences. Here, as a 20-year-old newlywed, she is immersed into the ...
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Surviving The Island Of Grace: Life on the Wild Edge of America

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Overview

Reminiscent of the best of Annie Dillard, Mary Carr and Sebastian Junger, Leslie Leyland Fields' Alaskan memoir is an inspiring narrative of life in the wild. SURVIVING THE ISLAND OF GRACE is a beautiful and haunting memoir of a woman who left the East Coast and moved to Alaska looking for a new life. In brilliant prose, Fields tells her story of adapting to life on a wilderness island without running water, telephones, or other 20th century conveniences. Here, as a 20-year-old newlywed, she is immersed into the world of commercial salmon fishing. With an unflinching gaze, she explores the extremes that define her new life: the beauty and brutality of commercial fishing, the startling land and seascape around her, the isolation, the physical labor, the intensity of communal island life. Among these extremes, she must find her way from a young woman to wife, commercial fisherwoman, and mother. She explores as well, perhaps most eloquently of all, her unique New Hampshire childhood and its role in preparing her for her life in the bush. With its dramatic Alaskan setting and moving narrative, SURVIVING THE ISLAND OF GRACE is a poetic and powerful book.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148776062
  • Publisher: Leslie Leyland Fields
  • Publication date: 9/26/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 183
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Leslie Leyland Fields has lived on Kodiak Island Alaska since 1978. Every summer she follows the salmon to another wilderness island inhabited only by her family, where they work together in commercial fishing and where Leslie hosts the Harvester Island Wilderness Workshop. Offseason, she travels around the country teaching and speaking at universities, conferences and retreats. She is the author of nine books, among them The Spirit of Food and Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers. Her essays have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Orion, Image, Best Essays Northwest, and many others. Current photos of fishing and the island can be found at www.leslieleylandfields.com . She can be contacted at .
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