The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Island

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19 reviews

About this ebook

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.
19 reviews
Third-party review
I took a star only for the slow start. Where it took me two weeks to read the first half of the book, it took me less than two days to read the second half. Linda Greenlaw's life is fascinating, her writing is wonderful and I will be reading another of her books soon.
Third-party review
Greenlaw tells the story of life on the Island interspersed with her life as a lobsterman. She's a direct writer, and fishing is a hard living, so her story may come across as blunt. I found it an easy read though.
Third-party review
Somewhat interesting; but not much. I wasn't sure if I was reading about her pursuit of a husband or her pursuit of lobsters; neither of which seem to be very successful. I have not read her The Hungry Ocean. I have to assume it is much better.

About the author

Linda Greenlaw has been a deep-sea fisherman for 18 years, becoming the first and only female swordfish captain in the Grand Banks Fleet. This career earned her a prominent role in Sebastian Junger's runaway bestseller, The Perfect Storm and a protrayal in the subsequent film. She was raised in Maine and graduated from Colby College. Greenlaw now lives on Isle au Haut, Maine, where she captains a lobster boat.

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