Leslie Leyland Fields

Since 1978, Leslie Leyland Fields has followed the schools of ready-to-spawn fish out to a remote island where she and her husband fish commercially for salmon. With five children, ranging in ages from thirteen to six months, the island now has a population of seven.

Her essays have recently appeared in The Atlantic, Orion, The Christian Science Monitor, Experiencing Nature: A Creative Nonfiction Reader, The Best of Oregon Quarterly, and others. She is the recent winner of the Virginia Faulkner award for excellence in writing.


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Out on the Deep Blue

Leslie Leyland Fields, Editor
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

This is the first collection of dramatic, first-person accounts of commercial fishing written by the men and women who work in the nation's most dangerous...


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