A Salty Piece of Land

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Little, Brown, Nov 30, 2004 - Fiction - 462 pages
Jimmy Buffett, bestselling author of A Pirate Looks at Fifty and hero to parrotheads everywhere, gives readers a humorous adventure set in the Caribbean, involving a lighthouse, a mystery, a wild cast of characters, and more than a few bottles of tequila.
It's not on any chart, but the tropical island of Cayo Loco is the perfect place to run away from all your problems. Waking from a ganja buzz on the beach in Tulum, Tully can't believe his eyes when a 142-foot schooner emerges out of the ocean mist. At its helm is Cleopatra Highbourne, the eccentric 101-year-old sea captain who will take him to a lighthouse on a salty piece of land that will change his life forever.

From a lovely sunset sail in Punta Margarita to a wild spring-break foam party in San Pedro, Tully encounters an assortment of treasure hunters, rock stars, sailors, seaplane pilots, pirates, and even a ghost or two.

"A tangy tale...Fresh, fanciful, finely imagined...Very possible Buffett's best work to date." --New York Times Book Review
 

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This is a wonderful read that reminds me more than anything of an extended Jimmy Buffett song. It is a wonderful romp through the Caribbean with a cowboy turned sailor, Tully Mars, who is seeking to ... Read full review

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A pothead hippy with no shoes and no responsibility. Never liked this guy or his music. Only reason I have it is because my library is a home to all books good and bad. Read full review

Contents

The Soul of the Light
1
The Song of the Ocean
16
The Patron Saint of Lightning
29
Dreaming of Columbus
47
Land of the Lost Boys
62
How Nightmares Turn into Dreams
76
Pancakes Make the World Go Round
87
One Mans Cathedral
113
Shackletons or Magellans They Are Not
335
Ground Zero
348
One Thousand One One Thousand Two
357
A Little Family Fun
370
Take Me to Your Blender
377
A Cowboy Float
386
Belly to Belly
395
Somebody Call a Witch Doctor
403

Fish Tales
132
Into Everyones Life a Coconut Man Should Fall
149
Tree House of the Mayan Moon
165
If I Were Like Lightning
182
Grandma Ghost
185
Everybody Out of the Pool
198
Schooner Fever
213
Dinner and a Show
219
The Dance of Life and Death
234
Leap and the Net Will Appear
254
And the Wind Cries Mary
262
Hello from the Netherworld
283
Quiet Time
286
Any Place Named After the Holy Ghost Is Fine with Me
298
Well Hello Cowboy
316
Some Days Theres Just Magic in the Air
328
Put on Your SailinShoes
417
On the Case
426
Trying to Catch a Little Neutral
440
Not a BadLooking Piece of Driftwood
450
The Spare Bulb
462
From a Distance
537
Catching the Tail of the Comet
568
The Seconds Between Light and Dark
583
On the Back of a Crocodile
593
Gone Fishing
599
A Gang of Lady Pirates
605
Boats to Build
632
Survivors
641
Afterword
646
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Jimmy Buffett is the author of #1 bestseller A Salty Piece of Land as well as A Pirate Looks at Fifty, Tales From Margaritalville, which was on the bestseller list for seven months, and the #1 bestseller Where Is Joe Merchant? Buffett is also a singer and songwriter with many hit singles and legions of fans. He has his own record company, his own radio station, and chains of restaurants and stores.

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