Janet Messineo knew from the get-go that she wanted to become a great fisherman. She knew she was as capable as any man of catching and landing a huge fish. It took years—and many terrifying nights along on the beach in complete darkness, in search of a huge creature to pull out of the sea—for her to prove to herself and to the male-dominated fishing community that she could make her dream real. With eighteen of the author’s favorite fish recipes, Casting Into the Light is a book about following one’s dreams and about the quiet reckoning with self in the long hours of darkness at the water’s edge, with the sounds of the ocean, the night air, and the jet-black sky.
Join us for a special program with Ms. Messineo in conversation with Museum Chief Curator Bonnie Stacy about her newly released book.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Martha's Vineyard Museum
151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568