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Linda Greenlaw, Lifesaving Lessons: Notes From an Accidental Mother
Monday, April 28th, 2014, 7 p.m.
Join us as Maine author Linda Greenlaw
presents her newest book, Lifesaving lessons
: Notes From an Accidental Mother. In Lifesaving lessons
, famed swordfish boat captain Linda Greenlaw
faces her greatest battle with nature—a newly adopted teenage daughterLinda Greenlaw
, America’s only female swordfishing captain, is author of three New York Times bestselling books about life as a commercial fisherman: The Hungry Ocean
(1999), The Lobster Chronicles
(2002) and All Fishermen Are Liars
(2004). She is the winner of the U.S. Maritime Literature Award in 2003, and the New England Book Award for nonfiction in 2004. Time Magazine called her 2005 RECIPES FROM A VERY SMALL ISLAND, co-authored with her mother Martha Greenlaw, a "must-have cookbook". Additionally, she’s written two mysteries: SLIPKNOT (2007) and FISHERMAN’S BEND (2008).Linda
is featured in the hit Discovery Channel series Swords: Life on the Line. The second season of Swords will premier in August 2010.
Greenlaw first came to the public’s attention in Sebastian Junger’s THE PERFECT STORM, where Junger called her “one of the best captains … on the entire east coast.”
Location: Street: 45 S Main St Additional: City: Concord , Province: New Hampshire Postal Code: 03301 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Linda Greenlaw has 2 media appearances.
discusses The Lobster Chronicles: Life On a Very Small Island
from the publisher's website After seventeen years at sea, Greenlaw decided it was time to take a break from being a swordboat captain, the career that would later earn her a prominent role in Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm and a portrayal in the subsequent film. She felt she needed to return home -- to a tiny island seven miles off the Maine coast with a population of 70 year-round residents, 30 of whom are her relatives. She would pursue a simpler life; move back in with her parents and get to know them again; become a professional lobsterman; and find a guy, build a house, have kids, and settle down. But all doesn't go quite as planned. The lobsters resolutely refuse to crawl out from under their rocks and into the traps she and her sternman (AKA, her father) have painstakingly set. Her fellow Islanders, an extraordinary collection of characters, draw her into their bizarre Island intrigues. Eligible bachelors prove even more elusive than the lobsters. And as mainlanders increasingly fish waters that are supposed to be reserved for Islanders, she realizes that the Island might be heading for a "gear war," a series of attacks and retaliations that have been known to escalate from sabotage of equipment to extreme violence. Then, just when she thinks things couldn't get too much worse, something happens that forces her to reevaluate everything she thought she knew about life, luck, and lobsters. Greenlaw employs throughout her talent for fascinating nautical description and her eye for the dramas of small-town life as she tells a story that is both hilarious and moving. She also offers her take on everything from retrieving engines that have actually gone overboard, to the best way to cook and serve a lobster. The Lobster Chronicles is a must-read for everyone who loves boats and the ocean (and lobsters), everyone who has ever reached a crossroads in life, and everyone who has wondered what it would be like to live on a very small island. A celebration of family and community, this is a book that proves once again that fishermen are still the best story-tellers around. (timspalding)… (more)
A 'Seaworthy' Captain Returns To The Open Ocean
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