Barbara Walsh’s Reading- A Student’s Review

Barbara Walsh’s August Gale. Photo courtesy of barbarawalsh.net.

In light of the recent Hurricane Sandy, the Burlington Book Festival gives you a look back to the stormy September day when author Barbara Walsh read from her book, August Gale, which chronicles two stormy tales: one of a deadly Newfoundland hurricane and the fisherman caught out to sea in it; the other, a story of the author’s mysterious grandfather and how his abandonment of his family has left an everlasting impression not only on his son, but also on the author herself.

Read on to find out about Barbara Walsh’s reading at the Burlington Book Festival, told from the perspective of Champlain College professional writing major Taylor Covington.

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Pulitzer Prize Winner Barbara Walsh

Author Barbara Walsh

Barbara Walsh is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who has worked for newspapers and magazines in Florida, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Ireland. Her book, Sammy in the Sky, is illustrated by painter Jamie Wyeth; it was inspired by her family’s first dog, Sam, a loyal and loving hound who died in 2004. She is also the author of August Gale: A Father and Daughter’s Journey into the Storm, an adult biography and memoir. Barbara lives in Maine with her family and their coonhound Jack, a rescue dog from Tennessee.

A conversation with Barbara Walsh:

Barbara discussing her book August Gale at the Bailey Library in Winthrop, Maine:

August Gale book trailer:

You can see Barbara at this year’s Book Festival on Saturday, September 22 at 4 PM in the Great Room of Main Street Landing’s Performing Arts Center.