The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Island

The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Island

by Linda Greenlaw

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The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Island by Linda Greenlaw

The 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.

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-13: 9780786248247
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 12/04/2002
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 329
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.72(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

Linda Greenlaw is the author of the bestsellers The Hungry Ocean, All Fishermen Are Liars, and The Lobster Chronicles. She is the world's only female swordfish captain and was a primary source for the book, The Perfect Storm. She has been listed in Vanity Fair's "Hall of Fame," and is currently featured in the Discovery Channel's Swords: Life on the Line.


Isle au Haut, Maine

Place of Birth:

Stamford, Connecticut


B.A., Colby College, 1983

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