The Last Whalers: Three Years in the Far Pacific with a Courageous Tribe and a Vanishing Way of Life (Compact Disc)
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January 2019 Indie Next List
“A good book can open your eyes to a world you never knew existed; a great book will make you care about those who inhabit that world. The Last Whalers is just such a book, inviting us into the lives of one of the last whaling tribes in existence as they struggle to hold onto the values of their past while the present beckons to the younger generations. With gripping hunting scenes, tender family moments, and conflicts as family members choose between tradition and hope, Doug Bock Clark’s clean prose brings each of these moments to life and gives voice to this singular community.”
— Luisa Smith, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
Winter 2019 Reading Group Indie Next List
“Regardless of our feelings about whaling in general, most of us understand that there have been instances when indigenous peoples hunted whales in a sustainable fashion for their personal and community survival. Such is the case with the Lamalarens, living on a remote volcanic island in Indonesia. They have lived their careful, quiet lives for centuries—until now. This is an important book for those who care about our indigenous cultures and what they have to offer us, if we only give them the chance.”
— Linda Bond, Auntie's Bookstore, Spokane, WA