Ahab's Wife, Or, The Star-gazer

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Women's Press, 2001 - Ahab, Captain (Fictitious character) - 655 pages
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Una Spenser is sent away as a child to live in a lighthouse, but runs away to sea disguised as a cabin boy, going on to encounter disasters, murder, romance and marriage to Captain Ahab, whom the reader sees through Una's eyes before the white whale takes his leg and sends him mad.

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User Review  - m.belljackson - LibraryThing

Ahab's Wife leads off with compelling first chapters and a strong forward momentum. Early plot and characters are mesmerizing though abstract thinking and dialogue often seem beyond the reach of kids ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rascalstar - LibraryThing

Loved this book, which is rich in detail and spans a long period of time and several locations. It's written from the viewpoint of a girl as she grows up and her most unusual experiences, much of it ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Sena Jeter Naslund was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1942. She received a Bachelor's degree from Birmingham Southern College, where she received the B.B. Comer Medal in English, and a Master's degree and a doctorate from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. She has taught at the University of Louisville, the University of Montana, Indiana University (Bloomington), Vermont College, and the University of Montevallo. She has written several books including The Disobedience of Water, Ahab's Wife, Four Spirits, Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette, and Adam and Eve. She has won numerous awards including the Harper Lee Award, the Hall-Waters Southern Prize, the Southeastern Library Association Award, and the Alabama Library Association Award.

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