This is a love story; an unlikely convergence of two people from different worlds who were able to make a rich and tender life together, and not only endure each other's company in alarmingly close quarters but revel in it. Edith Iglauer was born in Cleveland and lived an urban, sophisticated life in New York until she met and married John Daly, a commercial fisherman in BThis is a love story; an unlikely convergence of two people from different worlds who were able to make a rich and tender life together, and not only endure each other's company in alarmingly close quarters but revel in it. Edith Iglauer was born in Cleveland and lived an urban, sophisticated life in New York until she met and married John Daly, a commercial fisherman in British Columbia. She spent more than four years on his forty-one-foot troller, the Morekelp until his sudden death.John Daly was an impassioned and greatly talented fisherman who was convinced that he could "think like a fish"; an amateur philosopher who worked out, and followed, an orginal set of beliefs and principles; a mystic who, after forty years of fishing, felt himself to be at one with the sea and the mountains along the British Columbia coast; a scholarly looking, high-spirited, full-blown eccentric who covered the white walls of his pilothouse with his favorite quotations in bold black letters ("Lawyers spend their professional careers shoveling smoke. O.W. Holmes")Fishing with John established Edith Iglauer as one of BC's most popular writers. This unusual West Coast love story sold 16,000 copies in hardcover and continues to be a bestseller in paperback....
|Title||:||Fishing With John|
|Number of Pages||:||305 Pages|
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Fishing With John Reviews
A rare instance where the film/show was actually better than the book.
This is one of my husband's favorite books and I finally got around to reading it. What an interesting story of two very different people who find each other and are able to live in close quarters with respect and kindness as well as strong opinions on a small salmon fishing boat in British Columbia, Canada. Ms. Iglauer writes in full detail about the fishing industry, the tools of the trade, and her point of view as a big-city woman out of her element and often terrified by what is required of her. I could identify! I loved the story of John's proposal (involving a toilet seat) and the people and land- and seascapes in some of the most remote places in North America. A book to carry you away.
This book is one that keeps coming to mind over the years so I have added it to my "read" category. What a great life, what it means to live, including the downside, and what a way to Die.
Took a long time to finish (more because of timing than the story) but was eye-opening. The work completed by fishermen is amazingly hard and filled with danger at every turn. A good west coast life, well lived.
Decent book but did not like the movie.