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Stern Men Summary
Elizabeth Gilbert

Everything you need to understand or teach Stern Men by Elizabeth Gilbert.

  • Stern Men Summary & Study Guide
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Stern Men Summary

Plot Summary

Stern Men by Elizabeth Gilbert follows the life of Ruth Thomas, an intelligent and sarcastic young woman who refuses to leave the dreary and difficult life of a lobster fishing island and against all odds, becomes the savior of a doomed industry and culture.

Born in May of 1958, Ruth Thomas is beautiful but cantankerous. Her mother, an outsider, leaves Fort Niles when Ruth is four. Ruth is raised by her neighbor, the beautiful widow Rhonda Pommeroy, mother to seven rambunctious boys. Ruth's father is a greedy lobsterman who speaks little is easily annoyed. Ruth's mother sends her to Delaware to an elite girl's school, which Ruth hates and whose influence she does her best to overcome after graduation. There is no work for her when she comes home, not even as sternman for her father. With nothing to do, she and old Senator Simon Addams, a family friend...

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