Surviving the Island of Grace
by Leslie Leyland Fields
This is a powerfully rendered story of a twenty-year-old newlywed transplanted from New Hampshire to a remote island in the immense Gulf of Alaska. Here, she must larn to live communally with her new family in primitive conditions without running water, electricty, or contact with the outside world.
With an unflinching gaze, Fields writes incisively about her first fifteen seasons on the island, exploring the paradoxes of wilderness living, her changing spirituality, her difficult transition from young woman to wife and mother, and her unusual childhood that uniquely prepared her for this uncommon life.