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A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Sea

By Linda Greenlaw

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143119562, 242pp.

Publication Date: June 28, 2011

America's only female swordfish boat captain returns with this long- awaited follow-up to the bestselling "The Hungry Ocean."
After the exploits recounted in "The Perfect Storm" and "The Hungry Ocean" that made her a sensation, Linda Greenlaw took a ten- year hiatus from blue-water fishing. When an old friend offered her a captaincy on his swordboat, Greenlaw ditched her mounting bills and headed for the sea. Full of adventure and thought-provoking reflection, "Seaworthy" recounts her return to the beautiful and deadly Grand Banks -from the nuances of reading weather and the complexities of longline fishing to the surprise of landing in jail for crossing into Canadian waters. The result is both a wild ride and a memorable look at one woman's struggle to define her own limits.

About the Author
Linda Greenlaw, America s only female swordfish boat captain, was featured in the book and film "The Perfect Storm." She has written three "New York Times" bestselling nonfiction books about life as a commercial fisherman as well as a cookbook and two mysteries. She lives on Isle au Haut, off the coast of Maine. "