Peninsula author signs at Lucy's Books in Astoria

Peninsula author signs at Lucy's Books in Astoria

ASTORIA - Lorrie Haight, author of "First Time North - A Young Woman's True Alaskan Adventure," will be signing copies and reading excerpts from the book at Lucy's Bookstore in Astoria on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 3 to 5 p.m.

For this Iowa-born and California-raised young woman, Alaska couldn't have been more dramatic. From descriptions of the Inside Passage and southeast Alaska, to insights on how salmon are caught, Haight recalls this exciting and colorful tale of adventure. You feel the danger, struggles and joy among the fishermen in the isolation of the wild Alaskan coast.

On the fishing grounds the commercial fishermen share a special time, working and playing in one of nature's most beautiful areas. In 1974 there are no closures or quotas. The fleet feels like a large family working together. As the season progresses, Haight falls in love with a young fisherman who offers her the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream to live in a remote cabin. Their romantic interlude in the wilderness is filled with hardships, exploring and hunting.

Haight, a Long Beach resident, is the owner of Floating Press where every copy of her book is handmade.

"First Time North - A Young Woman's True Alaskan Adventure," is hardbound with 246 pages and illustrated with many photos. The cost of the book is $25. Haight said that if people can't make it to the author signing, to check the local bookstores for copies or contact Floating Press directly at or 642-8090.

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