Titcomb’s Bookshop will host an evening with Linda Greenlaw (“The Hungry Ocean”) on Thursday, July 8th at 7pm at the East Sandwich Grange Hall at 91 Old County Road. Linda will discuss her new book “Seaworthy” and treats will be served from her cookbook “Recipes From A Very Small Island”.
Tickets to this event are $5 per person. Each $5 ticket can be used as a coupon on the purchase of her book. Advance tickets are suggested and can be purchased at Titcomb’s Bookshop.
Linda Greenlaw hadn't been bluewater fishing for ten years- not since the events chronicled in the books "The Perfect Storm" and "The Hungry Ocean"-but when her lobster traps aren't paying off, her truck is on its last gasp, and the bills are piling up, she decides to take a friend up on his offer and captain a boat for a season of swordfishing. A decade older, and with family responsibilities, she's a different person heading out to sea, but any reluctance is quickly tempered by the magnetic lure of adventure. And the adventures begin almost immediately: The ship turns out to be rusty and ancient, and even with a crew of four Greenlaw is faced with technical challenges. There are the expected complexities of longline fishing and the nuances of reading the weather. Her greatest challenge, however, comes when the boat's lines inadvertently drift into Canadian waters and Greenlaw is thrown in jail.
Capturing the moment-by-moment details of her journey, Greenlaw tells a story about human nature and the nature around us, about learning what can be controlled and when to let fate step in. "Seaworthy" is a compelling narrative about a person setting her own terms and finding her true self between land and water.
Linda Greenlaw, America’s only female swordfishing captain, is author of three New York Times bestselling books about life as a commercial fisherman: “The Hungry Ocean”, “The Lobster Chronicles” and “All Fisherman Are Liars”. She is the winner of the U.S. Maritime Literature Award in 2003, and the New England Book Award for nonfiction in 2004. Time Magazine called her 2005 “Recipes From A Very Small Island”, co-authored with her mother Martha Greenlaw, a "must-have cookbook". Additionally, she’s written two mysteries: “Slipknot” and “Fisherman’s Bend”. Linda is featured in the hit Discovery Channel series "Swords: Life on the Line". The second season of "Swords" will premier in August 2010.
For further information, or to reserve a signed copy of the book if you cannot attend an event, contact Titcomb’s Bookshop at 508-888-2331. Titcomb’s Bookshop is a family-owned independent bookstore selling new and used books since 1969.
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