Brendan Jones – The Alaskan Laundry
Tara Marconi has made her way from Philly to “The Rock, “a remote island in Alaska governed by the seasons. Her mother’s death left her unmoored, with a seemingly impassable rift between her and her father. But in this majestic, rugged frontier she works her way up the commercial fishing ladder – from hatchery assistant all the way to king crabber. Disciplined from years as a young boxer, she learns anew what it means to work, to connect, and – through an unlikely old tugboat – how to make a home she knows is her own. A testament to the places that shape us and the places that change us, The Alaskan Laundry tells one woman’s unforgettable journey back to the possibility of love.
May 17 – Sitka – Old Harbor Books
June 2 – Homer – Homer Bookstore
June 3 – Anchorage – Anchorage Museum
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