August Gale by Barbara Walsh
A Father and Daughter's Journey into the Storm

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Long before "The Perfect Storm" and Hurricane Sandy, the 1935 August Gale roared Northeast. The surf raged along the New York and New Jersey shores as the gale whirled toward Newfoundland. Waves as tall as three-story houses swamped ships; monster combers broke masts in two and swept every man on deck into the raging sea. Scores of fishermen disappeared when the "divil" descended on that August evening, and one Newfoundland village would never be the same.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barbara Walsh takes readers on an unforgettable voyage into her family history and her quest to face the storms she encounters there. Like "The Perfect Storm," August Gale is a dramatic story of the sea and the courageous men who fished for a living. A book that you won't want to put down; a terrific summer read or book club pick. 


About Barbara Walsh

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Barbara Walsh is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and magazine columnist who has chased many stories during her career; her work has changed laws, lives, and affected the 1988 presidential election. She is also the author of Sammy in the Sky, a children’s book illustrated by painter Jamie Wyeth. 
Published January 15, 2013 by Globe Pequot. 272 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Parenting & Relationships, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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This is a complex tale that began for the author in 2002, when her father suggested that she write about the storm and revealed secrets about his own family history that he had found too painful to discuss before.

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