Disaffected secretary Tay McElroy takes on a summer job in Fairbanks, Alaska, and is swept into a relationship with Mike Gavin, a situation that leads to friendship with Gavin's wife and to self-knowledge
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A city woman leaves her office job in Berkeley in pursuit of adventure and romance in Alaska. What she finds is a landscape of stark beauty, physical hardship, a rivalry turned friendship with an extraordinary woman--and herself.From Publishers Weekly:
This promising but uneven first novel makes a feeble start in the adolescent musings of educated but lazy Tay MacElroy, who impulsively accepts a summer clerical position in Alaska, only to find the job unavailable when she arrives. Handsome biologist Mike Gavin, hired by the company to do a seabird census for an environmental impact study, promptly beds Tay to lure her into becoming a field assistant at their remote camp. She meets the rest of the team during a hurried departure--grumpy biologist Strider, supply pilot Bill, and Phoebe Gavin, Mike's wife and Tay's only female companion for the next eight weeks. In the rugged isolation of the camp, Tay has a lot of growing up to do, including overcoming excessive adulation of Phoebe and a tendency to categorize men. Quick finds a surer voice as she allows Tay to relax into the rhythms of the wilderness. Phoebe and Tay develop a unique, and eventually real, relationship that is the strongest component of the story.
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Book Description Dutton Adult, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1556111738