Ahab's Wife: Or, the Star-Gazer: A Novel

by Sena Jeter Naslund | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0688171877 Global Overview for this book
Registered by ID20080001 on 2/10/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by ID20080001 on Thursday, February 10, 2005
The daughter of a tyrannical father, Una leaves the violent Kentucky frontier for the peace of a New England lighthouse island, where she simultaneously falls in love with two young men. Disguised as a boy, she earns a berth on a whaling ship where she encounters the power of nature, death, and madness, and gets her first glimpse of Captain Ahab. As Naslund portrays Una's love for the tragically driven Ahab, she magnificently renders a real, living marriage and offers a new perspective on the American experience. Immediately immersed in this world, the reader experiences a brilliantly written, vibrant, uplifting novel--a bright book of life.

Journal Entry 2 by Ragdyann422 from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Friday, July 07, 2006
Beautiful read. . . Once I picked it up I couldn't stop until I finished it. To endure the life Una led but still manage to stay graceful and strong... :) It was equal parts harrowing and humorous. Loved it.

Journal Entry 3 by ID20080001 on Tuesday, July 25, 2006
I picked this up again at the gal-pal meetup. I am going to try this one again.

Journal Entry 4 by RaisingAlexis from Greenville, South Carolina USA on Saturday, February 17, 2007
Great book. It's long but worth it!

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