The Lobster Chronicles

The Lobster Chronicles

Life on A Very Small Island

Book - 2002
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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 islands 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.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2002.
ISBN: 9780786866779
Characteristics: xii, 238 p. :,ill., map ;,22 cm.


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wilstyles Nov 22, 2011

I first learned of Linda Greenlaw from The Perfect Storm as she was part of that fishing community, then read her book about swordfishing which was great. This book focuses on her life after leaving swordfishing to start lobstering, moving back with her parents and working beside her father. A lot of the story is around the incredibly small community where they live. It was entertaining but I was hoping for many more stories of her fishing experiences.

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