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ALL FISHERMEN ARE LIARS: TRUE TALES FROM THE DRY DOCK BAR
Author: Linda Greenlaw
Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHING, Jul 2004
When New York Times bestselling author Greenlaw goes fishing, she catches us all -- hook, line, & sinker. A riveting & uproarious collection of true tales of fishing & adventure at sea.
Just before Christmas, Linda meets up with her best friend and fellow fisherman Alden Leeman for lunch and a drink at the Dry Dock, a well-worn watering hole in Portland, Maine. Alden, the captain of Linda's first fishing expedition, has seen his share of mishaps and adventures at sea. When Linda shares memories of navigating her ship through one of the craziest storms she's ever seen, Alden quickly follows up with his own tales. Then other fishermen, who are sitting on the periphery attentively listening, decide to weigh in with yarns of their own.
All Fishermen Are Liars brims with true stories of the most eccentric crew member, the funniest episode, the biggest fish, and the wildest night at sea. Denizens of the Dry Dock drift in and out as the bar begins to swell with rounds of drinks and tales that increase in drama. Here are some of the greatest fishing stories ever -- all relayed by Linda Greenlaw in her inimitable style.
All Fishermen Are Liars will give readers what they have come to love and expect from Linda Greenlaw -- luminous descriptions and edge-of-the-seat thrills. It's the perfect book for anyone who loves fishing and the sea.
<>bWHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING!
"Greenlaw is a terrific spinner of sea stories."
--The New York Times Book Review
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Linda Greenlaw has been a deep-sea fisherman for 18 years, becoming the first and only female swordfish captain in the Grand Banks Fleet. She was raised in Maine and graduated from Colby College. Greenlaw now lives on Isle au Haut, Maine, where she captains a lobster boat. Greelaw is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers "The Lobster Chronicles" and "The Hungry Ocean".
The New England Booksellers Association selected Linda as the winner of the 2004 New England Book Award. The purpose of the award is to honor an author whose body of work stands as a contribution to New England.