Stern Men - Elizabeth Gilbert

Stern Men

By Elizabeth Gilbert

  • Release Date: 2009-02-24
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 3.5
From 70 Ratings


The "wonderful first novel about life, love, and lobster fishing" (USA Today) from the #1 bestselling author of Eat Pray Love, Big Magic and City of Girls

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 in this the critically acclaimed debut.


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    By davidsumnernyc
    Alas, I wanted to love this book more. At times, classic Gilbert; the dialogue absolutely captures that vapid, isanely repetitive, lobstercentic Maine island life, but too often that incessant small town dullness was just numbing.