Stern Men

Stern Men

eBook - 2009
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The 'wonderful first novel about life, love, and lobster fishing' (USA Today) from the #1 bestselling writer In 2000, Elizabeth Gilbert's Stern Men debuted to phenomenal critical attention. Now, Penguin is publishing a new edition of Gilbert's wise and charming novel for the millions of readers who devoured Eat, Pray, Love and remain hungry for more. Off the coast of Maine, Ruth Thomas is born into a feud fought for generations by two groups of local lobstermen over fishing rights for the waters that lie between their respective islands. At eighteen, she has returned from boarding school-smart as a whip, feisty, and irredeemably unromantic-determined to throw over her education and join the 'stern men'working the lobster boats. Gilbert utterly captures the American spirit through an unforgettable heroine who is destined for greatness-and love-despite herself.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified]: Penguin Group US, 2009
ISBN: 9781101012710
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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In Gilbert’s (“Signature of All Things”) debut, 18-year-old Ruth returns from boarding school to join the “stern men” working in the lobster fishing waters off Maine. Elizabeth Gilbert was a SAL speaker in 2015.

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Dec 27, 2019

A great read, way off the grid of your usual novel about people and life. Story of small communities, Maine fisherman, real people and a fiesty girl of clever and amusing grit. A good break from the ever present mystery novel or downer historical accounts.

Oct 15, 2019

think i read it long time ago 1st book by eat pray love crummy writer don’t read any of hers so trite

Feb 19, 2010

Not for everyone but I really liked it. Elizabeth Gilbert is one of my favorite authors. Stern Men is a great first novel for Gilbert, I couldn't put the book down. I love her style of telling a story but incorporating a little history. Enjoy!


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