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Linda Greenlaw hadn?t been blue-water fishing for ten years, since the great events chronicled in The Perfect Storm and The Hungry Ocean, when an old friend offered her the captaincy on his boat, Seahawk, for a season of swordfishing. She took the bait, of course, and thus opened a new chapter in a life that had already seen enough adventure for three lifetimes.The Seahawk turns out to be the rustiest of buckets, with sprung, busted, and ancient equipment guaranteed to fail at any critical moment. Life is never dull out on the Grand Banks, and no one is better at capturing the flavor and details of the wild ride that is swordfishing, from the technical complexities of longline fishing and the nuances of reading the weather and waves to the sheer beauty of the open water. The trip is full of surprises, ?a bit hardier and saltier than I had hoped for, ? but none more unexpected than when the boat's lines inadvertently drift across the Canadian border and she lands in jail. Seaworthy is about nature ? human and other; about learning what you can control and what you do when fate takes matters out of your control. It's about how a middle-aged woman who sets a high bar for herself copes with challenge and change and frustration, about the struggle to succeed or fail on your own terms, and above all, about learning how to find your true self when you?re caught between land and sea.

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The bestselling author's sequel to "The Hungry Ocean" is a fast-paced account of her return to swordfishing. "Seaworthy" is Greenlaw's compelling narrative about a person setting her own terms and finding her true self between land and water.

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Linda Greenlaw hadna (TM)t been bluewater fishing for ten years a not since the events chronicled in the books The Perfect Storm and The Hungry Ocean a but when her lobster traps arena (TM)t paying off, her truck is on its last gasp, and the bills are piling up, she decides to take a friend up on his offer and captain a boat for a season of swordfishing. A decade older, and with family responsibilities, shea (TM)s a different person heading out to sea, but any reluctance is quickly tempered by the magnetic lure of adventure. And the rusty and ancient, and even with a crew of four Greenlaw is faced with technical challenges. There are the expected complexities of longline fishing and the nuances of reading the weather. Her greatest challenge, however, comes when the boata (TM)s lines inadvertently drift into Canadian waters and Greenlaw is thrown in jail.

Capturing the moment-by-moment details of her journey, Greenlaw tells a story about human nature and the nature around us, about learning what can be controlled and when to let fate step in. Seaworthy is a compelling narrative about a person setting her own terms and finding her true self between land and water.

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ISBN:
9781423390053
Author:
Greenlaw, Linda
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Fisheries & Aquaculture
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - General
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Library
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
6.50x6.80x1.00 in. .55 lbs.
Media Run Time:
421

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"Synopsis" by , The bestselling author's sequel to "The Hungry Ocean" is a fast-paced account of her return to swordfishing. "Seaworthy" is Greenlaw's compelling narrative about a person setting her own terms and finding her true self between land and water.
"Synopsis" by , Linda Greenlaw hadna (TM)t been bluewater fishing for ten years a not since the events chronicled in the books The Perfect Storm and The Hungry Ocean a but when her lobster traps arena (TM)t paying off, her truck is on its last gasp, and the bills are piling up, she decides to take a friend up on his offer and captain a boat for a season of swordfishing. A decade older, and with family responsibilities, shea (TM)s a different person heading out to sea, but any reluctance is quickly tempered by the magnetic lure of adventure. And the rusty and ancient, and even with a crew of four Greenlaw is faced with technical challenges. There are the expected complexities of longline fishing and the nuances of reading the weather. Her greatest challenge, however, comes when the boata (TM)s lines inadvertently drift into Canadian waters and Greenlaw is thrown in jail.

Capturing the moment-by-moment details of her journey, Greenlaw tells a story about human nature and the nature around us, about learning what can be controlled and when to let fate step in. Seaworthy is a compelling narrative about a person setting her own terms and finding her true self between land and water.

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