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 inThe 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.

Baker & Taylor
The author details her return to Isle au Haut, a tiny Maine island with a population of seventy year-round residents, many of whom are her relatives, to describe small-town life in a lobster-fishing village.

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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.

Baker
& Taylor

The best-selling author of The Hungry Oceandetails her return to Isle au Haut, a tiny Maine island with a population of seventy year-round residents, many of whom are her relatives, to describe small-town life in a lobster-fishing village, the colorful inhabitants of the island, and the town's century-old conflict with a neighboring community. 200,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Hyperion, 2002
ISBN: 9780786866779
0786866772
Branch Call Number: 639.54 Greenlaw 2002
Characteristics: xii, 238 pages : 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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