Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Seaworthy: A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Sea Hardcover – June 1, 2010
|New from||Used from|
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
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.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
There is one aspect of this story that I would like to mention though. I felt that the book was written using a lot of the Episodic writing style, which is a collection of vignettes or short scenes describing events that occurred. I think that in her prior books, she was very successful at filling the space between scenes with a story that continues from start to finish, embedding these events seamlessly. Certainly, lots of the book make it a very interesting read. Nevertheless, in between major events or tales within the story, there are sections that look back into her life and historical events in a somewhat detailed level. Sometimes I wanted to just skip ahead and get back to the good parts.
Please don’t misunderstand me and think that I did not enjoy the book, fore I did indeed. It is a good read and continues her life on the sea, with all of her passion, love, hate, rules (both written and un-written), regulations and the Ever-present dangers as well. I look forward to her next book.
Most recent customer reviews
Love hearing more escapades of the captain, no matter what type of fish she is going for.Read more
Ninja Couch Reader
In sweatpants fleece and watch cap
Dressed all in ninjas...Read more