Tales From The Fish Camp TP NM OOP Danielle Henderson


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Tales from Fish Camp: A City Girl’s Experience Working in an Alaskan Fishing Village Paperback
by Danielle Henderson

Bear chases. Stabbings. Broken bones. Sleeping three hours a day. Drinking whiskey all night. It all comes with the territory when a city girl from New York takes a job in an Alaskan fishing village. Tales from Fish Camp is a humorous take on the day-to-day drudgery of working 18 hour shifts, boozing it up with wizened old fisherman, hitchhiking, blood poisoning, and sucker hosing, filleting and packing thousands of pounds of fish. Though it sounds like she lost a lost bet, Danielle took this job on purpose – with no idea what she’d be getting herself into.

Publisher AiT/PlanetLar (Dece 14, 2004)
Paperback 120 pages
ISBN-13 978-1932051254
Age 16 years and up
Weight 2.4 ounces
Dimensions 4.3 x 0.3 x 7.4 inches

I love everything about this book. I love that it’s pink and it fits in my purse, sure, but most of all I love the story Danielle tells and the way she tells it: with frankness, honesty, and humor. She delivers the lasting impression that this book is a love letter she wrote to honor a memorable part of her life, so it’s not only a well-written story but the reader feels like there’s a purpose there, too. It’s a good feeling.

When I first started reading the book – it felt a little choppy- until I realized that the book is not in novel format- as I expected but in several short vignettes all relating her experiences in the Fishing Village somewhere on the Alaskan Tundra. In this manner I find the book to be much like Steinbeck’s The Long Valley- which I loved…except that her stories aren’t fictional.

The stories of a “city girl’s experience working in an Alaskan fishing village” (from the front cover) are both humorous and adventurous often at the same time. The author’s ability to give me a picture of the fishing village in my head, the descriptive nature of the text is what first pulled me in…and then…there are the stories of the people and work in the fishing village…I felt like I was there while reading this book. My favorite story? Well it was hard to pick…but I would probably say the one about the brown bears! I don’t want to spoil much of this gem- because the only thing I found at fault with the book was that it was far too short. I will be looking for more from Danielle Henderson- that is for certain!

Near mint, 1st print.