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This is a love story; an unlikely convergence of two people from different worlds who were able to make a rich and tender life together, and not only endure each other's company in alarmingly close quarters but revel in it.

Edith Iglauer was born in Cleveland and lived an urban, sophisticated life in New York until she met and married John Daly, a commercial fisherman in B
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Paperback, 305 pages
Published January 1st 1992 by Harbour Publishing (first published January 28th 1988)
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Emily
Jun 10, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my husband's favorite books and I finally got around to reading it. What an interesting story of two very different people who find each other and are able to live in close quarters with respect and kindness as well as strong opinions on a small salmon fishing boat in British Columbia, Canada. Ms. Iglauer writes in full detail about the fishing industry, the tools of the trade, and her point of view as a big-city woman out of her element and often terrified by what is required of ...more
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Sep 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is one that keeps coming to mind over the years so I have added it to my "read" category. What a great life, what it means to live, including the downside, and what a way to Die.
Arthur Graham
A rare instance where the film/show was actually better than the book.
Geoff
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Took a long time to finish (more because of timing than the story) but was eye-opening. The work completed by fishermen is amazingly hard and filled with danger at every turn. A good west coast life, well lived.
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