· Nominated for Pacific NW Booksellers 2005 Book Awards
· First Place Award, “Salmon, Broads and Beer” 2002, www.salmonbroadsandbeer.com
In The Fisherman’s Quilt, young Nora Hunter arrives in Alaska with her fisherman husband and six-month old baby. She brings her first, fancy quilt to Alaska, along with an idealistic vision of life on America’s last frontier.
Soon after arriving in the fishing town of Kodiak, her husband is off on a fishing boat. As she realizes she is the wife of a loner, she encounters the dark side of Kodiak culture — instability, alcoholism, danger, greed, recklessness, disloyalty and drug-taking.
Nora doesn’t accept the culture she’s dealt and as she seeks another, she fashions another vision of her identity and her future. She develops the strength that all women alone must develop. She forges a community of craftmakers and quilters, of mothers and musicians, of politicians and civic leaders.
The Fisherman’s Quilt describes the world of a commercial fishing town from the perspective of the homefront. Ann Conroy of the Columbia City (Seattle) Book club raved, “The Perfect Storm in a doublewide trailer.”
At once an adventure, love story, and a portrait of late twentieth century American marriage, The Fisherman’s Quilt is an uncensored epic that tells of longing, questioning, and life’s celebration.
It will appeal to those who know fishermen and quilters, musicians and mothers, miners and businessmen. Armchair travelers will enjoy it too! — it’s a great read!
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