The Alaskan LaundryEditorial Review - Publishers Weekly - Brendan Jones
Still smarting from her mother’s recent death and her father’s subsequent emotional detachment, recent high school graduate Tara Marconi leaves her beloved Philadelphia (and the security of her high school boyfriend, Connor) for an entirely different world: the fishing boats and processing plants of Alaska. Once there, the amateur boxer encounters plenty of violence and danger, as well as the ... Read full review
Review: The Alaskan LaundryEditorial Review - Bookreporter.com
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 ... Read full review
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A great book that I couldn't put down. In many ways this is a love letter to Alaska for being the raw beauty we imagine and the hard, rugged reality it is. Tara is a fierce character that heads to Alaska to prove that she can take control of her life and be fine on her own. She learns that sometimes strength isn't just about how much you can carry on your own, but how much more you can carry and achieve with others at your side.