Salt In Our Blood: The Memoir of a Fisherman’s Wife is the 2009 recipient of the prestigious WILLA Literary Award, in the category of creative nonfiction.
Salt In Our Blood recounts the moving story of a commercial fisherman's wife, who is both a mother and a successful attorney on the Oregon coast. Set against the sudden loss at sea of the Eders' oldest son, Ben, it is a tale of indescribable sadness but also one of resilience and courage - a stunning testament to one family's strength and the memory of their remarkable son.
Quotes from WILLA judges:
"I read it through in one day."
"This was a really powerful memoir. Lovely character portraits."
"Excellent, sad, gripping....I couldn't put it down."