After seventeen years at sea, Linda Greenlaw, author of "The Hungry Ocean," decided it was time to take a break from being a swordboat captain. She felt she needed to return home, to a tiny island seven miles off the Maine coast with a population of seventy year-round residents, thirty of whom are her relatives. She would pursue a simpler life; move back in with her parents; become a professional lobsterman; find a man and settle down. But almost none of this works out as planned, and soon she is forced to reevaluate everything she thought she knew about life, luck, and lobsters. In this hilarious and moving true story, Greenlaw reveals her keen eye for the dramas of small-town life, as well as her talent for fascinating nautical description. A celebration of family and community, this is a book that proves once again that fishermen are the best storytellers around. Paperback, 238 pages.