Thursday, October 22, 2020

Here is a book of authentic adventures in pursuit of Alaskan fish and game. Mike Chihuly is in love with the elements, the animals and the people he has encountered in a lifetime of hunting and fishing. He's also very sensitive about conservation. This memoir goes beyond animals and reveals relationships about Mike's parents, especially his father; wife, Shirley; and the people he encountered through fire and ambulance responses. Mike offers himself in an honest light, with flaws and a tender heart, which is the very reason his book is remarkable.

Brent Johnson has served as chairman of the Kenai-Soldotna Fish & Game Advisory Committee, president of Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Association, on the Borough Planning Commissioner, on the Borough Assembly, as president of Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association, as president of Kasilof Regional Historical Association, as well as president of the Kenai Peninsula Historical Association. He worked many years for his dad and brother surveying land in the Kenai Peninsula and has been a Cook Inlet setnetter for over 50 years. Brent has written two books and collaborated in the publication of Snapshots at Statehood: A Focus on Communities that Became the Kenai Peninsula Borough.