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The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Island

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Publisher Comments:

New York Times bestselling author of The Hungry Ocean returns to her roots in this delightful and moving story of her adventures as a lobsterman.

Declared "a triumph" by the New York Times Book Review, Linda Greenlaw?s first book, The Hungry Ocean, appeared on nearly every major bestseller list in the country. Now, taking a break from the swordfishing career that earned her a major role in The Perfect Storm, Greenlaw returns to Isle au Haut — a tiny Maine island with a population of 70 year-round residents, 30 of whom are Greenlaw?s relatives.

With a Clancy-esque talent for fascinating technical detail and a Keillor-esque eye for the drama of small-town life, Greenlaw offers her take on everything from rediscovering home, love, and family to island characters and the best way to cook and serve a lobster. But Greenlaw also explores the island?s darker side, including a tragic boating accident and a century-old conflict with a neighboring community. Throughout, Greenlaw maintains the straight-shooting, funny, and slightly scrappy style that has won her so many fans, and proves once again that fishermen are still the best storytellers around.

Review:

"Straightforward storytelling and captivating reading: satisfying as a Maine lobster dinner." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Her plainspoken essays paint a picture of a grueling life as she details maintaining her boat and her equipment, setting and hauling hundreds of traps with a crew of one (her father, a retired steel company executive), contending with the weather and surviving seasons when the lobsters don't bother to come around." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Declared "a triumph" by the "New York Times" Book Review, Greenlaw's first book, "The Hungry Ocean, " appeared on many bestseller lists. Now, taking a break from the sword fishing career that earned her a major role in "The Perfect Storm, " Greenlaw returns to Isle au Haut--a tiny Maine island with a population of 70 year-round residents, 30 of whom are Greenlaw's relatives.

Synopsis:

After 17 years at sea, Linda Greenlaw decided it was time to take a break from being a swordboat captain, the career that would earn her a prominent role in Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm and a portrayal in the subsequent film. Greenlaw decided to move back home, to a tiny island seven miles off the Maine coast. There, she would pursue a simpler life as a lobsterman, find a husband, and settle down.

But all doesn't go as planned. The lobsters refuse to crawl out from under their rocks and into the traps she and her father have painstakingly set. Fellow islanders draw her into bizarre intrigues, and the eligible bachelors prove even more elusive than the lobsters. But just when she thinks things can't get worse, something happens that forces her to reevaluate everything she thought she knew about life, luck, and lobsters.

Filled with nautical detail and the dramas of small-town life, The Lobster Chronicles is a celebration of family and community. Greenlaw proves once again that fishermen are the best storytellers around.

Synopsis:

Greenlaw returns to Isle au Haut--a tiny Maine island with a population of 70 year-round residents, 30 of whom are Greenlaw's relatives.

About the Author

Named by Boston Magazine as one of the most intriguing women of 1997, Linda Greenlaw is widely considered the best swordfish captain in the Grand Banks Fleet. After an 18-year career of deep-sea fishing, she is currently lobstering and living on Isle au Haut, Maine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786866779
Subtitle:
Life on a Very Small Island
Author:
Greenlaw, Linda
Publisher:
Hyperion
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Maine
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Regional Subjects - New England
Subject:
Lobster fisheries
Subject:
Lobster fishers.
Subject:
Isle au Haut
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - New England
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Greenlaw, Linda
Subject:
Lobster fisheries - Maine - Isle au Haut
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
v. 27, no. 8
Publication Date:
20030611
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
254
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 13.44 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 254 pages Hyperion Books - English 9780786866779 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Straightforward storytelling and captivating reading: satisfying as a Maine lobster dinner."
"Review" by , "Her plainspoken essays paint a picture of a grueling life as she details maintaining her boat and her equipment, setting and hauling hundreds of traps with a crew of one (her father, a retired steel company executive), contending with the weather and surviving seasons when the lobsters don't bother to come around."
"Synopsis" by , Declared "a triumph" by the "New York Times" Book Review, Greenlaw's first book, "The Hungry Ocean, " appeared on many bestseller lists. Now, taking a break from the sword fishing career that earned her a major role in "The Perfect Storm, " Greenlaw returns to Isle au Haut--a tiny Maine island with a population of 70 year-round residents, 30 of whom are Greenlaw's relatives.
"Synopsis" by , After 17 years at sea, Linda Greenlaw decided it was time to take a break from being a swordboat captain, the career that would earn her a prominent role in Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm and a portrayal in the subsequent film. Greenlaw decided to move back home, to a tiny island seven miles off the Maine coast. There, she would pursue a simpler life as a lobsterman, find a husband, and settle down.

But all doesn't go as planned. The lobsters refuse to crawl out from under their rocks and into the traps she and her father have painstakingly set. Fellow islanders draw her into bizarre intrigues, and the eligible bachelors prove even more elusive than the lobsters. But just when she thinks things can't get worse, something happens that forces her to reevaluate everything she thought she knew about life, luck, and lobsters.

Filled with nautical detail and the dramas of small-town life, The Lobster Chronicles is a celebration of family and community. Greenlaw proves once again that fishermen are the best storytellers around.
"Synopsis" by , Greenlaw returns to Isle au Haut--a tiny Maine island with a population of 70 year-round residents, 30 of whom are Greenlaw's relatives.
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