Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Tales from Fish Camp: A C... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Good readable copy. Slight to moderate handling wear; may have small creases. Otherwise book is in good condition. Eligible for FREE Super Saving Shipping! Fast Amazon shipping. Tracking number provided in your Amazon account with every order.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Tales from Fish Camp: A City Girl's Experience Working in an Alaskan Fishing Village Paperback – December 14, 2004

2.7 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$9.95
$6.98 $3.00

"Moon Kaua'i" by Kevin Whitton
Offering a range of interesting activities for every traveler. Check out "Moon Kaua'i".
$9.95 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Henderson lives in Alaska and works for the University of Alaska, Anchorage.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: AIT/PLANETLAR (December 14, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932051252
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932051254
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 4.3 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,390,155 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I thought I should put a review up here to even out the bad reviews.

I thought "Tales From Fish Camp" was a pleasant read. The book is basically the narrative thoughts of a girl's adventure to an Alaskan fish camp for a few months. I thought the book read like a 'zine. And since I am a big fan of 'zines, I really enjoyed the book.

It only took me about 2 hours to get through the whole thing, but I found the writing and the stories she told very inspiring. It brought back a good deal of good memories of my own adventures and friends that I haven't seen for a long time. I'm glad Danielle Henderson took the time to write her memories down from this interesting time of her life and share them with us.
Comment 5 of 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I really loved this book...it was given to me as a gift...and that is what it truly was- a gift. When I first started reading the book - it felt a little choppy- until I realized that the book is not in novel format- as I expected but in several short vignettes all relating her experiences in the Fishing Village somewhere on the Alaskan Tundra. In this manner I find the book to be much like Steinbeck's The Long Valley- which I loved...except that her stories aren't fictional.

The stories of a "city girl's experience working in an Alaskan fishing village" (from the front cover) are both humorous and adventurous often at the same time. The author's ability to give me a picture of the fishing village in my head, the descriptive nature of the text is what first pulled me in...and then...there are the stories of the people and work in the fishing village...I felt like I was there while reading this book. My favorite story? Well it was hard to pick...but I would probably say the one about the brown bears! I don't want to spoil much of this gem- because the only think I found at fault with the book was that it was far too short. I will be looking for more from Danielle Henderson- that is for certain!
Comment 3 of 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I cackled my way through this book. Can there be a better review than that? Henderson's deadpan humor and knack for set-up are fantastic. She gets you laughing with straight-up jokes and meditations of the absurd. But her stories about life at fish camp are more than just amusing, some are downright beautiful in their treatment of place and character. Henderson is at her best when she surrounds you with the narrative and punches you in the gut with funny. That is "Tales From Fish Camp." I won't invoke Sedaris, because that seems was too Manhattan and way too obnoxious, but you will love this book if you enjoy hilarious, heartfelt memoiresque stories.
Comment 5 of 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Danielle Henderson has a great narrative voice. Confident and steady, with an eye for the occasional detail that never slips into drawn-out minutiae. Tales from Fish Camp is a well-written series of short, energetic anecdotes, the kind you can picture Henderson telling friends over drinks at the pub. Unfortunately, there's not enough content to justify an actual book. Generously listed at 120 pages, more than half of them are blank chapter separators. In a few cases, 1-2 page chapters are separated by as many as 5 blank pages! Considering their reputation for publishing graphic novels, you'd think AiT/Planet Lar would have at least commissioned an artist to flesh out Henderson's Tales, but no, there's not a single image in the book. Save your money and get a taste of Henderson's writing on her blog, instead. If she ever publishes a novel or a weightier collection of short stories or anecdotes, though, I'll be first in line to pick it up.
Comment 6 of 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Before buying and reading this book I had visited her blog in order to get a sense of her writing style. I had also searched for her on the net and read reviews and interviews concerning this book and was expecting something better than what I had received.

I was a little disappointed in the brevity of the "stories" and the book in itself.

While I did not expect the writing to be of a serious nature I was a little disappointed in the ability of the author. I believe that this book should have been worked on a little more. Perhaps if she had done so then the "stories" might have contained more detail and the quality of the writing might have been improved.

The layout of the book, as others below have mentioned, leaves much to be desired and questions the seriousness of the author in the creative writing field. Illustrations in place of the blank pages would have been perfered.

This is a very light read that is perfect when one wants something one doesn't have to spend much time thinking about.

I would, instead of buying this book, either borrow from someone or find it in a local bookstore and read it there.
Comment 5 of 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Tales from Fish Camp: A City Girl's Experience Working in an Alaskan Fishing Village
This item: Tales from Fish Camp: A City Girl's Experience Working in an Alaskan Fishing Village
Price: $9.95
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com
Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: graphic history