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Stern Men (Reprint) (Paperback) by Elizabeth Gilbert

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About the Book

Set on two small islands off the coast of Maine, "Stern Men" chronicles the coming-of-age of Ruth Thomas. Just back from boarding school, Ruth helps out with work on the boats, brushes up on her profanity, and falls for Owney Wishnell, a handsome young lobsterman.

Book Synopsis

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 menworking 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.

Review Quotes

[Stern Men] flashes with welcome brilliance.
-The New York Times

Howlingly funny.
-San Francisco Chronicle

About The Author

Elizabeth Gilbert is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Magic, Eat Pray Love, and The Signature of All Things, as well as several other internationally bestselling books of fiction and nonfiction. She has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her latest novel, City of Girls, comes out in June, 2019.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.01 Inches (H) x 5.35 Inches (W) x .66 Inches (D)
Weight: .56 Pounds
Suggested Age: 13-19 Years
Number of Pages: 289
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Humorous Fiction, Work + the Workplace, Conflicts + Dualities, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, General, Love + Relationships + Sex, Stages of Life
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Language: English
Street Date: February 24, 2009
TCIN: 11321434
UPC: 9780143114697
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-2494
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 8 inches length x 5.5 inches width x 0.75 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.55 pounds
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