Stern Men

Stern Men by Elizabeth Gilbert

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Set on two fictitious islands in northern Maine during the 1970s, this first novel by the author of a sparkling story collection, Pilgrims, begins slowly but warms up with smart, sassy humor. Isolated from the mainland by 20 miles of sea, but separated from each other only by a small channel, the islands of Fort Niles and Courne Haven should be natural allies, sharing the local lobster industry. Instead, the two communities are old enemies, torn apart by centuries of hostile, occasionally violent competition among their territorial lobstermen. Ruth Thomas, daughter of one of Fort Niles`s most cutthroat lobstermen, has returned home after four years at a private girls` school, determined both to resist her rich grandfather`s plans to send her to college and to find her place among the island`s rough-spoken personalities. Both propositions prove more difficult than the headstrong romantic expects. As Gilbert charts Ruth`s attempts to decide her future, she introduces a strong dose of lobster lore and a large cast of sly villains and oddball characters. Her prose is as light-hearted and amusing as ever, though some narrative twists lack the emotional resonance of her previous work and several characters seem hemmed in as caricatures. Ruth`s meeting with her estranged mother is smoothed over in an anticlimactic fashion, blunting the power of the scene, and her offbeat coming-of-age story gets going only a third of the way through the book. Nonetheless, Gilbert`s comic timing grows sharper in the second half, and her gift for lively, authentic dialogue and atmospheric settings continually lights up this entertaining, and surprisingly thought-provoking, romp. 5-city author tour.

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Elizabeth Gilbert (English Elizabeth Gilbert ) Popular American writer and journalist. Born July 18, 1969 in Waterbury (Connecticut, USA). The author of the best-selling book Eat, Pray, Love, which is an absolute hit of book sales in Russia and Hungary. Hillary Clinton and Britney Spears, Lyudmila Putina and Glucose call this book their favorite. Based on this novel, the film "Eat, Pray, Love" was shot with Julia Roberts in the title role. One of the producers was Brad Pitt. Her father was a chemical engineer, her mother was a nurse. Together with her sister, writer and historian Catherine Gilbert-Murdoch, Elizabeth grew up on a small family Christmas tree farm in Lichfield, Connecticut. The family grew up in a region where there are no neighbors, they did not have a TV or even a record player. Consequently, they all read a lot, and Gilbert and her sister entertained themselves by writing small books and plays. In 1991, Elizabeth received her BA in Political Science from New York University, after which she worked as a cook, waitress, and journalist. She has written short stories about her culinary experiences and also mentioned them briefly in her book The Last American Man (2002). In 1993, Esquire magazine published Elizabeth Gilbert`s story "The Pilgrims" under the title "The Debut of an American Writer." She became the first unpublished writer to debut for Esquire since Norman Mailer. This led to regular work as a journalist for various national magazines including SPIN, GQ, The New York Times Magazine, Allure, Real Simple, Travel + Leisure. As stated in his memoir Eat Pray Love, Gilbert has made a career as a highly paid freelance writer. Her article The Muse of the Coyote Ugly Saloon, published in GQ magazine in 1997, is Gilbert`s memoir of her days as a waitress at the first Coyote Ugly dance bar in the East -Village, became the basis for the movie Coyote Ugly Bar. In 1998, Gilbert also adapted her GQ article on the biography of the contemporary naturalist, "Eustace Conway Is Not Like the Man You Have Ever Met," into The Last American Man. The book was nominated for the National Prize in the Popular Science Book section. Hank Williams III`s GQ biography, published in 2000 in GQ, was included in the 2001 Best American Magazine Articles collection.  Wikipedia , Wikipedia < / a>, official website , IMDb .  Bibliography Novels 2000 - Stern Men Collections 1997 - Pilgrims - Pilgrims (Best Wife) Non fiction 2002 - The Last American Man - The Last American 2006 - Eat, Pray, Love - Eat, Pray, Love 2010 - Committed: A Sceptic Makes Peace with Marriage - Legal marriage As contributor The KGB Bar Reader: Buckle Bunnies (1998) Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction (contributor) (1999) A Writer`s Workbook: Daily Exercises for the Writing Life ( foreword) (2000) The Best American Magazine Writing 2001: The Ghost (2001) The Best American Magazine Writing 2003: Lucky Jim (2003)

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Elizabeth Gilbert (English Elizabeth Gilbert ) Popular American writer and journalist. Born July 18, 1969 in Waterbury (Connecticut, USA). The author of the best-selling book Eat, Pray, Love, which is an absolute hit of book sales in Russia and Hungary. Hillary Clinton and Britney Spears, Lyudmila Putina and Glucose call this book their favorite. Based on this novel, the film "Eat, Pray, Love" was shot with Julia Roberts in the title role. One of the producers was Brad Pitt. Her father was a chemical engineer, her mother was a nurse. Together with her sister, writer and historian Catherine Gilbert-Murdoch, Elizabeth grew up on a small family Christmas tree farm in Lichfield, Connecticut. The family grew up in a region where there are no neighbors, they did not have a TV or even a record player. Consequently, they all read a lot, and Gilbert and her sister entertained themselves by writing small books and plays. In 1991, Elizabeth received her BA in Political Science from New York University, after which she worked as a cook, waitress, and journalist. She has written short stories about her culinary experiences and also mentioned them briefly in her book The Last American Man (2002). In 1993, Esquire magazine published Elizabeth Gilbert`s story "The Pilgrims" under the title "The Debut of an American Writer." She became the first unpublished writer to debut for Esquire since Norman Mailer. This led to regular work as a journalist for various national magazines including SPIN, GQ, The New York Times Magazine, Allure, Real Simple, Travel + Leisure. As stated in his memoir Eat Pray Love, Gilbert has made a career as a highly paid freelance writer. Her article The Muse of the Coyote Ugly Saloon, published in GQ magazine in 1997, is Gilbert`s memoir of her days as a waitress at the first Coyote Ugly dance bar in the East -Village, became the basis for the movie Coyote Ugly Bar. In 1998, Gilbert also adapted her GQ article on the biography of the contemporary naturalist, "Eustace Conway Is Not Like the Man You Have Ever Met," into The Last American Man. The book was nominated for the National Prize in the Popular Science Book section. Hank Williams III`s GQ biography, published in 2000 in GQ, was included in the 2001 Best American Magazine Articles collection.  Wikipedia , Wikipedia , official website , IMDb .  Bibliography Novels 2000 - Stern Men Collections 1997 - Pilgrims - Pilgrims (Best Wife) Non fiction 2002 - The Last American Man - The Last American 2006 - Eat, Pray, Love - Eat, Pray, Love 2010 - Committed: A Sceptic Makes Peace with Marriage - Legal marriage As contributor The KGB Bar Reader: Buckle Bunnies (1998) Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction (contributor) (1999) A Writer`s Workbook: Daily Exercises for the Writing Life ( foreword) (2000) The Best American Magazine Writing 2001: The Ghost (2001) The Best American Magazine Writing 2003: Lucky Jim (2003)