Tucker Malarkey spent four years working on the foreign desk of The Washington Post and then with columnist Haynes Johnson on the book Sleepwalking Through History, a bestselling account of the Reagan years. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and is the author of the novels An Obvious Enchantment and Resurrection. She has taught writing workshops in schools around Portland and was a founding editor of Tin House magazine, a literary journal based in Portland and New York.
An astonishing story, grippingly told, with the inspiring example at its heart of a man for whom the wellbeing of the natural world is the only goal. It is a story to counter any sense of despair. Tucker Malarkey, in one intriguing twist and turn after another, has shown that, with the application of rare talent, with luck and at some personal cost, real good can in the end be done. - Adam Nicolson, author of The Seabirds Cry A powerful and inspiring story. Guido Rahr's mission to save the wild Pacific salmon leads him into adventures that make for a breathtakingly exciting read. - Ian Frazier, author of Travels in Siberia All fishermen know that we have to fight to save the waters we love. Stronghold tells a captivating story of the struggle to save the last great salmon rivers. - Johnny Morris, founder/owner of Bass Pro Shops The Melvillian showdown between this extraordinary man and his equally extraordinary quarry forms the climax ofStronghold. Rahr's passion for salmon is contagious, and Malarkey channels it well...[she] is a novelist by trade, and it shows. - The New York Times A gripping chronicle... Malarkey plots Rahr's exploits with the skill of a novelist and the affection of a close relative. - Bloomburg An astonishing story, grippingly told. Adam Nicolson, author of The Seabirds Cry The Melvillian showdown between this extraordinary man and his equally extraordinary quarry forms the climax of Stronghold. Rahr's passion for salmon is contagious, and Malarkey channels it well...[she] is a novelist by trade, and it shows. New York Times