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 author of Eat Pray Love, Big Magic and City of Girls
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 in this the critically acclaimed debut.
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group


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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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