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BookTalkers: August Gale: A father and Daughter’s Journey into the Storm by Barbara Walsh

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August 20, 2012
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Charlevoix Public Library
220 W. Clinton Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720, MI United States
(231) 547-2651


Charlevoix Public Library

BookTalkers discussion group meets at 6:00pm in the Armstrong Conference Room

Sixty-eight years after the hurrican that claimed several of her ancestors,Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barbara Walsh searches for memories of the August gale and the grandfather who abandoned her dad as a young boy. Together, she and her father journey to Newfoundland to learn about the 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.

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