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Fish Out of Water

Arlene Lochridge

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ISBN 10: 1935359312 / ISBN 13: 9781935359319
Published by Book Publishers Network, U.S.A., 2010
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Title: Fish Out of Water

Publisher: Book Publishers Network, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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She had never fished a day in her life, but newly married Hazel Stone and her equally inexperienced husband, Carl, headed off on an adventure of a lifetime -- to earn a living fishing in Alaska. Used to the easy life of a socialite in Seattle, Hazel adapted with amazing resilience to the harsh conditions, mentioning only in passing such extremes of her situation as cooking with icicles hanging in the galley, gutting and cleaning hundreds of fish, and rain pouring down for days on end.

Hazel's niece, author Arlene Lochridge, interweaves fascinating insights to her aunt's life and expands upon her diaries with historical perspectives. Adding to the glimpses of a nation embroiled in World War II, she reveals information suppressed at the time and, even decades later, rarely exposed to the American public. In the end, A Fish Out of Water gives lasting tribute to a passing generation through this loving memorial to one incredibly strong woman.

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Tossing the High Heels, Donning the Wellies, and Fishing for a Living in the Waters of Alaska.

She had never fished a day in her life, but newly married Hazel Stone and her equally inexperienced husband, Carl, headed off an an advnture of a lifetime to earn a living fishing in Alaska. Used to the easy life of a socialite in Seattle, Hazel adapted with amazing resilience to the harsh conditions, mentioning only in passing such extremes of their situation as cooking with icicles hanging in the galley, gutting and cleaning hundreds of fish, and rain pouring down for days on end.

Hazel's niece, author Arlene Lochridge, interweaves fascinating insights to her aunt's life and expands upon her diaries with historical perspectives. Adding to the glimpses of a nation embroiled in World War II, she reveals information suppresed at the time and, even decades later, rarely exposed to the American public. In the end, A Fish Out of Water gives lasting tribute to a passing generation though this loving memorial to one incredibly strong woman.

"Get a glimps of a rougher Alaska, where men and thier families scratched out a hardscrabble living from the sea or the forest. Arlene Lochridge presents a gritty and very readable view of this earlier Alaska - tiny wilderness outposts, rough and tumble towns, and a remarkable woman dealing with a full plate of challenges." Joe Upton, Author of Alaska Blues

"A Fish Out of Water expertly captures the bygone era of America's last frontier - Alaska in the 1940s - thorugh the eyes of one gutsy lady." Tom Thompson, President, Anacortes Museum Foundation

"A fascinating window into life as a commercial fisherwoman in the '40s. The historical references to the Alaskan landscape and the nature of fisher people at that time reinforce my knowledge of the history of Alaskan fishing." Corey Arnold, Crewmember, Deadliest Catch on the Discovery Channel.

Arlene Lochridge holds a BA degree from San Diego State Univeristy and an MA degree from California American University. She loves learning history - especially when discovered through one  who has lived it.
 

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