Stern Men: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Feb 24, 2009 - Fiction - 304 pages
472 Reviews
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.
  

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I love Gilberts writing style. - Goodreads
Really funny but has a really unsatisfying ending. - Goodreads
It ended with a great love story. - Goodreads
Very enjoyable, with an interesting plot. - Goodreads
It's not a page turner, but worth a look at. - Goodreads
Elizabeth Gilbert is, truly, an amazing writer. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Katie Pesznecker - Goodreads

Great book, wonderful writing, imaginative characters as salty as sea wind and as tough as lobster shells. A story of a small town and an ambitious young woman who refuses to be defined by her past but is reluctant to abandon her roots and history. Read full review

Review: Stern Men

User Review  - Katie Pesznecker - Goodreads

Great book, wonderful writing, imaginative characters as salty as sea wind and as tough as lobster shells. A story of a small town and an ambitious young woman who refuses to be defined by her past but is reluctant to abandon her roots and history. Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
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EPILOGUE
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About the author (2009)

ELIZABETH GILBERT is an award-winning magazine journalist and currently writer-at-large for "GQ". She is the author of "Stern Men and Pilgrims", a short-story collection, that was a PEN/Hemingway Award finalist and winner of the 1999 John C. Zacharis First Book Award from Ploughshares. Her work has been published in Harper's Bazaar, Spin, and the New York Times.

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