The Lobster Chronicles: Life On a Very Small Island

by Linda Greenlaw | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0786885912 Global Overview for this book
Registered by c-web of Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA on 4/11/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by c-web from Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA on Sunday, April 11, 2010
From From Publishers Weekly
Greenlaw (The Hungry Ocean), known to readers of The Perfect Storm as the captain of the sister ship to the ill-fated Andrea Gail, gave up swordfishing to return to her parents' home on Isle Au Haut off the coast of Maine and fish for lobster. Her plainspoken essays paint a picture of a grueling life as she details maintaining her boat and her equipment, setting and hauling hundreds of traps with a crew of one (her father, a retired steel company executive), contending with the weather and surviving seasons when the lobsters don't bother to come around. She intersperses her narrative with plenty of eccentrics who live on her tiny island (there are 47 full-time residents, half of whom she's somehow related to). Among them are Rita, the inveterate borrower who's such a nuisance that Greenlaw's parents hide behind the couch when they see her coming; George and Tommy of Island Boy Repairs, who make a horrendous mess of every job they undertake; and Victor, the cigar-eating womanizer who imports a red-headed flasher from Alabama. One of Greenlaw's themes is her desire to find a husband but, according to her friend Alden, she intimidates men: she's tough talking, feisty and very self-assured, which is no doubt why the other lobstermen on the island readily accept her as one of them. Self-speculation and uncertainties such as these nicely balance her delightfully cocky essays of island life.
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Journal Entry 2 by flathat37 from Arvada, Colorado USA on Monday, April 26, 2010
Fun read about a totally different way of life - lobstering on a small island.

Journal Entry 3 by AZquark from Phoenix, Arizona USA on Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Caught at the Mesa meeting.
Thanks Flathat37


June 7, 2010
Interesting read. Reminds me why I never again want to live in a small town.

Journal Entry 4 by AZquark at Phoenix, Arizona USA on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Journal Entry 5 by Llednyl at Richwood, Ohio USA on Sunday, January 05, 2014
Picked up from my folks' house over the hoidays. Thanks for sending! I'm looking forward to it.

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