A Salty Piece of Land

20th Anniversary Edition


By Jimmy Buffett

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$41.00 CAD

Wander to "where the song of the ocean / Meets the salty piece of land" with Tully Mars, washed up from Margaritaville and in the mood for monkeyshines—in the 20th anniversary edition of this shimmering Caribbean epic by the late king of tropical rock, Jimmy Buffett.

It's not on any chart, but the tropical island of Cayo Loco is the perfect place to run away from all your problems. Waking from a ganja buzz on the beach in Tulum, Tully can't believe his eyes when a 142-foot schooner emerges out of the ocean mist. At its helm is Cleopatra Highbourne, the eccentric 101-year-old sea captain who will take him to a lighthouse on a salty piece of land that will change his life forever.

From a lovely sunset sail in Punta Margarita to a wild spring-break foam party in San Pedro, Tully encounters an assortment of treasure hunters, rock stars, sailors, seaplane pilots, pirates, and even a ghost or two. 

  • "It goes down like a pina colada: smooth and sweet."
    Michael Harris, Los Angeles Times Book Review
  • "It's great fun...You'll feel as if you're somewhere else -- a place where a swim in cool water and a breakfast of banana pancakes with coconut syrup will cure any hangover."
    Lynn Andriani, People
  • "An entertaining Caribbean romp...The twists and turns of Buffett's characters make this book a brisk page-turner."
    Steve Morse, Boston Globe

On Sale
May 14, 2024
Page Count
480 pages

Jimmy Buffett

About the Author

Jimmy Buffett is the author of #1 bestseller A Salty Piece of Land as well as A Pirate Looks at FiftyTales From Margaritalville, which was on the bestseller list for seven months, and the #1 bestseller Where Is Joe Merchant? Buffett is also a singer and songwriter with many hit singles and legions of fans. He has his own record company, his own radio station, and chains of restaurants and stores.

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