In "The Fisherman’s Quilt," young Nora Hunter arrives in Kodiak Alaska with her fisherman husband and new baby. She brings her first, fancy quilt to Alaska, along with an idealistic vision of life on America’s last frontier.
Nora struggles with the loneliness, danger, ambition, and mistrust inherent in her life, by making quilts celebrating weddings and births, new homes and fresh starts, and finally, her own strength.
Nora Hunter knows what it is to desire something passionately that the world seems to conspire to prevent her from obtaining. She is fortunate enough to realize that she has the strength and the imagination to adapt. In the face of abandonment and rejection, she finds something to offer her children and her community.
"The Fisherman’s Quilt" poignantly describes the longing, questioning, and celebration of this modern-day Everywoman. At once an epic, love story, adventure, and a portrait of late twentieth century America marriage, "The Fisherman’s Quilt" shows that Nora’s adventure has been in her discovery that courage has an everyday currency.
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Author Margaret Doyle moved to Alaska as a young mother in 1975, and lived there for several years. While in Alaska, she wrote for the Kodiak Daily Mirror.
Upon returning to the Pacific Northwest, she raised her three children in a Seattle suburb and wrote "The Fisherman’s Quilt" from her Alaska journal entries. She was also a "Communities" reporter for the Everett Herald.
Other work included shipping and production for the public television programs "Europe through the Back Door" and "America’s Historic Trails;" teaching piano and voice; writing grants for various non-profit organizations; writing and producing a library newsletter; and designing and maintaining a website for a real estate office.
Margaret Doyle moved to Orcas Island in 2001. She is an acitve member of the Orcas Choral Society, the Orcas A Capella Singers, and the Island Friends of the Library.Review:
... a beautifully written, emotionally sensitive book that I highly recommend. Margaret Doyle has created a soulful piece of fine work. -- Judith Orloff, M.D., Author, Positive Energy and Second Sight
Doyle’s book speaks with insight and power about the lives of neglected women...the problems she depicts are universal... -- Shana Loshbaugh, Kenai Peninsula Clarion, Aug. 2004
Though Nora faces her challenges in an Alaskan fishing village, her story will shout out to women everywhere... -- Patricia Monaco, Editor, Napra Review
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