Stern Men: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Feb 24, 2009 - Fiction - 304 pages
211 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
Elizabeth Gilbert is, truly, an amazing writer. - Goodreads
It's not a page turner, but worth a look at. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Monica - Goodreads

More thoughts to come, but for now I'll just say that I did enjoy this story and style of prose, but wasn't a particular fan of the pacing. Most of the novel felt like backstory and though the pace of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mckinley - Goodreads

While a novel, it reads much like non-fiction. Story didn't grab me. Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
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EPILOGUE
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Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of a short story collection, Pilgrims-a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and winner of the 1999 John C. Zacharis First Book Award from Ploughshares-and a novel, Stern Men. A Pushcart Prize winner and National Magazine Award-nominated journalist, she works as writer-at-large for GQ. Her journalism has been published in Harper's Bazaar, Spin, and The New York Times Magazine, and her stories have appeared in Esquire, Story, and the Paris Review.

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