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The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Islandby Linda Greenlaw
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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.
"Straightforward storytelling and captivating reading: satisfying as a Maine lobster dinner." Kirkus Reviews
"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
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.
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.
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