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The Pollard Memorial Foundation Presents - Linda Greenlaw - Thursday April 28, 2011, 6:00PM

Linda Greenlaw, renowned author and fisherman and America‘s only female swordfishing captain, is author of three New York Times bestselling books about life as a commercial fisherman: The Hungry Ocean (1999), The Lobster Chronicles (2002), and All Fishermen Are Liars (2004). Linda is featured in the hit Discovery Channel series Swords: Life on the Line. Greenlaw’s latest book Seaworthy: A Swordfish Boat Captain Returns to the Sea is a chronicle of her return to swordfishing after ten years as a lobsterman and marks her return to non-fiction and high-seas adventure. Greenlaw first came to the public’s attention in Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm, where Junger called her “one of the best captains on the entire east coast.” She’s been featured on Good Morning America, Today, CBS Sunday Morning, The Martha Stewart Show and National Public Radio. She lives on Isle au Haut, Maine. Donations for this event are $40 per person. Proceeds from the event will support library programs.

The Author Night with Linda Greenlaw will take place in our beautiful 2nd floor Reference area, also known as, Memorial Hall. 

In advance of the event we’ve made it easy for you to read your favorite Linda Greenlaw book—check out our display on the 1st floor of the library.

The Pollard Memorial Library Foundation was established in 1994 as an independent financial resource to support the programs, activities, collection, and services of Lowell’s public library. For more information about the Foundation please visit

So please, come down on April 28th at 6:00PM to support your library and meet, Linda Greenlaw. There will be a book signing, and wine and Hors d’oeuvres and most importantly an opportunity for you to catch an evening of great conversation!