CSPAN Book TV:
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Barbara Walsh talks about August Gale


207TVShow:
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and her dad, Ronald Walsh, talk about August Gale


MPBN:
Maine Author Researches Hurricane, Discovers Family’s Stormy Past


207TVShow:
Barbara Walsh talks about reporting on the Willie Horton story, an investigation that affected the 1988 presidential election and earned a Pulitzer Prize.


August Gale YouTube book trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONljYmjkeis”>Barbara Walsh talks about why she wrote August Gale, the most challenging story of her career.


Kirkus Reviews:
Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Walsh explores the ties that bound her own family despite death and desertion. The author writes about the almost mythic heroism of her ancestors, tough, hard-drinking fishermen who had emigrated from Ireland to Marystown, Newfoundland.
The eponymous storm provides the thread that holds the story together and serves as a metaphor for her father’s stormy childhood. A celebration of traditional family values and reconciliation.
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The Portland Press Herald: Book Review: ‘Gale’ explores family tragedy and mystery

Tune-in: Barbara Walsh on her new book (audio)

Bangor Daily News: Pulitzer winner from Maine uncovers family secret in new book

Portland Press Herald: Book Review: ‘Gale’ explores family tragedy and mystery

Eagle Tribune: Former Eagle-Tribune reporter pens two compelling works

Andover Townsman: Author in Andover

CBC Radio: The Newfoundland hurricane that thrashed the south coast of Newfoundland in 1935 rivaled Igor in intensity. It blew through and left tragedy in its wake. Sailors lost at sea. [[more]] (audio)


“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 haunting journey 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.

SAMMY IN THE SKY. Illustrations copyright © 2011 by Jamie Wyeth. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.