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WALSH, Barbara. August Gale : A Father and Daughter's Journey into the Storm. Guildford, Connecticut : Globe Pequot Press, (2012). First Printing. Pp [i]-ix,(1),1-260,(2),+ 16 pp plates. Maps. 8vo, blue paper covered boards, yellow lettering to spine. “Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Barbara Walsh—who has interviewed killers, bad cops, and crooked politicians in the course of her career—faces the most challenging story of her lifetime: asking her father about his childhood pain. In the process, she takes us on two heartrending odysseys: one into a deadly Newfoundland hurricane and the lives of schooner fishermen who relied on God and the wind to carry them home; the other, into a squall stirred by a man with many secrets: a grandfather who remained a mystery until long after his death. Sixty-eight years after the hurricane that claimed several of her ancestors, Walsh searches for memories of the August gale and the grandfather who abandoned her dad as a youngboy. Together, she and her father journey to Newfoundland to learn about t he 1935 storm, and along the way her dad begins to talk about the man he cannot forgive. As she recreates the scenes of the violent hurricane and a small boy’s tender past, she holds onto a hidden desire: to heal her father and redeem the grandfather she has never met.” (from the dj). Contents : Preface. Walsh Family Tree. 1. A Sudden Wind - Brooklyn, August 1935. 2. Luredby the Gale - Maine, February 2002. 3. The King of Marystown - Newfoundlan d, 1935. 4. The Family Storm Unravels - New Hampshire, 2002. 5. “'Tis Nothing but Worry and Waiting" - Marystown, August 1935. 6. Victory Ships and a San Francisco Tempest - My parents' Kitchen, April 2003. 7. Gathering a Crew - Marystown, August 1935. 8. The Sisters Gather - Newburyport, Mass., May2003. 9. Father McGettigan's Torment-Marystown, late August 1935. 10. Pict ures of the Past - Maine, June 2003. 11. A Premonition and a Dark Cloud-Marystown, August 1935. 12. Heading into the Storm - Newfoundland, June 2003. 13. Mustering Courage on Board Annie Anita and Mary Bernice - August 21, 1935. 14. "Welcome Home" - Marystown, June 2003. 15. The Tempest Roars North - North Atlantic, 1935. 16. Chasing Ancestors - Marystown, June 2003. 17. "There's a Divil Coming!" - Newfoundland Fishing Grounds, August 1935. 18. Mountainous Waves and Mighty Men - Marystown, 2003. 19. Prayers and Apparitions-Marystown, August 1935. 20. "My Poor Daddy Was Lost" - Marystown, 2003.21. Shipwrecked Schooners and Bodies Swallowed by the Sea-Newfoundland, 19 35. 22. "The Whole Town Just Stumbled into Shock"- Marystown, 2003. 23. McGettigan's Grim Task - Marystown, August 1935. 24. A Final Voyage - Marystown, 2003. 25. "'Tis the Queerest Wake" - Marystown, 1935. 26. Ambrose Continues to Haunt - Marystown, 2003. 27. Digging Up the Grave - Marystown, 1935.28. Graveyards and Redemption - Marystown, June 2003. 29. The Storm Still Lingers - Marystown, 1935. 30. August Thunder and Ambrose's Daughters - NewHampshire, August 2003. 31. "Left in a Dreamland" - Newfoundland, 1935-200 5. 32. One Last Journey - Brooklyn and Staten Island, October 2006. Glossary of Newfoundland and Nautical Terms. August Gale Storm Track. Where Paddy and James Sailed. Houses of Fishermen Who Died in the Storm. The Walsh Tragedy Song. Very good in dustjacket. 18.00
Title: August Gale : A Father and Daughter's Journey into the Storm. First Editionin dustjacket.
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, Guildford, CT, 2012, ISBN:9780762761463:
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