A Father and Daughter's Journey into the Storm
By Barbara Walsh
(Globe Pequot, Hardcover, 9780762761463, 272pp.)
Publication Date: October 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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An award-winning journalist’s voyage into her family history and her quest to face the storms she encounters there.
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.
“A celebration of traditional family values and reconciliation.”—Kirkus Reviews
"Like The Perfect Storm, Barbara Walsh’s book vividly captures the fishermen who fought for their lives in an unforgiving sea. Her quest to redeem and understand her grandfather is a powerful story that will resonate with fathers, daughters and sons. August Gale is a hauntingjourney that readers will long remember." – Kate Braestrup, New York Times bestselling author of Here If You Need Me.
“A wonderfully written tale of the sea and a far flung village of people surviving on the edge of the world, Barbara Walsh has plucked a historical event out of time and filled it with an emotional breadth rarely found in documentary or memoir writing.” – Jonathon King, Edgar Award-winning mystery author.
“Barbara Walsh's lyrical story of her father and their journey into the tempest is gripping, heartwarming - and memorable. A terrific read.” – Jackie MacMullan, former Sports Illustrated and Boston Globe writer and author of Magic and Bird: Basketball's Awed Couple.
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