Bert Bender

What with our depleted Northwest salmon fisheries, and the problem of overharvesting our seas in general, plus the curse-blessing-controversy offered by fish farms, this new memoir offers a personal, historical perspective. Catching the Ebb: Drift-Fishing for a Life in Cook Inlet relates the California-based author's three decades as a commercial fisherman (he was also a college literature professor during the off season) from the '60s through the '90s. Local artist Tony Angell (In the Company of Crows and Ravens) provides illustrations. BRIAN MILLER

Mon., Nov. 24, 7 p.m., 2008

 
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