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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 is the author of the bestsellers The Hungry Ocean, All Fishermen Are Liars, and The Lobster Chronicles. She is the world's only female swordfish captain and was a primary source for the book, The Perfect Storm. She has been listed in Vanity Fair's "Hall of Fame," and is currently featured in the Discovery Channel's Swords: Life on the Line.