Stern Men: A Novel
The "wonderful first novel about life, love, and lobster fishing" (USA Today) from the #1 bestselling writer
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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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This is the first novel by Gilbert, whose collection of short stories, Pilgrims (LJ 8/97), was published to critical acclaim. The novel takes place on the remote Maine island of Fort Niles and its ... Read full review
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American Lobster Angus Addams Babe Wishnell baby buoys Cal Cooley Cobb Concord Cookie Courne Haven Island Dotty drowned Ellis family Ellis Granite Company Ellis House Ellis's fishermen fishing Fort Niles Island Fred Burden Fresnel lens fucking girl Gloria goddamn going hair hands head hell husband Jane Smith-Ellis Jules Ellis kitchen Kitty Pommeroy knew Lanford Ellis laughed Len Thomas living lobster boat lobster fishing lobster traps lobstermen looked loved married meroy Miss Vera Ellis mother mudflats museum never nice Niles Island Number Opal Owney Wishnell Pastor Toby Wishnell Pastor Wishnell Pommeroy boys Pommeroy's pretty pulled Rhonda rock Rockland Ruth asked Ruth Thomas Ruth thought Ruth's father Ruthie Senator Simon Addams sitting smiled Stan Thomas stay sternman sure talk tell There's thing Thomas's told took traps tusk walked watched Webster Pommeroy wedding Wishnell's woman young