Story last updated at 4:43 p.m. Thursday, October 17, 2002

Book-signing Saturday
On Saturday, Leslie Leyland Fields will be reading from and signing her book, "Surviving the Island of Grace," at 6:30 p.m. at the Homer Bookstore.

It will be a return visit to Homer for Fields, who lives off the coast of Kodiak.

Her latest work, just published, is a memoir of her life as the wife of a salmon fisherman as well as a paean to a life lived close to the land, without frills and without apology. Fields employs powerful language in her collection of poetic essays that one critic said "breaks new ground in the genre of nature writing in its refusal to glamorize a life lived close to the edge, (and) in its use of strong human emotions to bring the landscape to life. ..."

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