The Alaskan Laundry: A Novel

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HMH, Apr 26, 2016 - Fiction - 320 pages
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“This novel will reconvince you of the power of wilderness to heal a human heart” (Pam Houston, author of Contents May Have Shifted).
 
Tara Marconi has made her way from Philadelphia 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 in waters as far and icy as the Bering Sea, back to the possibility of love
 
 

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The Alaskan Laundry by Brendan Jones is a very highly recommended novel about a woman who escapes to Alaska and works hard to find peace and her place in the world. This is a not-to-be-missed debut ... Read full review

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I received this Goodreads Giveaway in hope of a review. A life-changing decision sends Tara into the harsh world of Alaska commercial fishing. There, she learns that she can do almost anything that ... Read full review

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Brendan Jones lives on a tugboat in Alaska and works in commercial fishing. A Stegner Fellow, he received his BA and MA from Oxford University, where he boxed for the Blues team. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Ploughshares, Popular Woodworking, the Huffington Post, and on NPR.

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