5614 22nd Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013
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Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian
Hear Dean Adams read from his new book, "Four Thousand Hooks: A True Story of Fishing and Coming of Age on the High Seas of Alaska." Description:
"Four Thousand Hooks" is a coming-of-age story featuring Adams' adventures as a 16-year-old crew member on an Alaskan fishing boat.
In the summer of 1972, Dean Adams is a crew member on a sinking Alaskan fishing schooner -- and he's at the helm. Learn how Adams found himself in that situation when he reads about his adventures, including tales of twenty-hour workdays, the ocean's raw power and the examples of human courage and vulnerability during his time at sea.
Adams retired from Alaskan commercial fishing in 2007. He has a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Science at the University of Washington. He and his family live in Seattle and New Zealand.