Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ten notable books about hurricanes

In 2011 the writers at The Daily Beast came up with a list of "good book[s] about people enduring hurricanes and other aquatic misadventures," including:

Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938
by R.A. Scotti

This storm swept across seven Northeastern states and left 682 people dead in its wake. Scotti, a novelist, knows how to knit a narrative together that assembles the testimony of dozens of survivors, some of them famous, such as Katharine Hepburn, and some of them otherwise lost to time, like the man who watches as both his children are swept away before him.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue