Her career as a sword-boat captain earned her recognition in one of the most male-dominated and dangerous professions ever … and that led to a prominent role in Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm.

After 17 years at sea, Linda Greenlaw decided it was time to take a break and return home to a simpler life — on a tiny island seven miles off the Maine coast. But not everything went as planned. The lobsters she planned to catch there were elusive at best. And the handsome man she planned to meet and start a family with … even more elusive. Just as she thinks that things can’t get worse, something happens that forces her to re-evaluate everything she thought she knew about life, luck, and lobsters. Linda Greenlaw’s memoir, The Lobster Chronicles documents her journey and is a must-read for anyone who loves boats and the ocean (and lobsters); and for anyone who’s ever wondered what it’s really like to live on a very small island. It’s also a gem for everyone who has ever reached a crossroads in life. Linda Greenlaw’s first book, The Hungry Ocean was on the New York Times bestseller list for over six months. After writing several successful nonfiction books, Greenlaw branched into fiction — her latest being Fisherman’s Bend. See more about Linda Greenlaw.

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