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Gaining Daylight: Life on Two Islands

Gaining Daylight: Life on Two Islands (Paperback)

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For many the idea of living off the land is a romantic notion left to stories of olden days or wistful dreams at the office. But, for Sara Loewen it becomes her way of life each summer as her family settles into their remote cabin on Uyak Bay for the height of salmon season. With this connection to thousands of years of fishing and gathering at its core, "Gaining Daylight" explores what it means to balance lives on two islands, living within both an ancient way of life and the modern world. Her personal essays integrate natural and island history with her experiences of fishing and family life, as well as the challenges of living at the northern edge of the Pacific. Loewen's writing is richly descriptive; readers can almost feel heat from wood stoves, smell smoking salmon, and spot the ways the ocean blues change with the season. With honesty and humor, Loewen easily draws readers into her world, sharing the rewards of subsistence living and the peace brought by miles of crisp solitude.

BiographyMemoirs Publisher: University of Alaska Press Publication Date: 15/02/2013 ISBN-13: 9781602231986  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Sara Loewen teaches writing at Kodiak College during the winter and spends the summer in Uyak Bay with her husband and two sons, where they fish commercially for salmon.

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