Monday, October 12, 2009

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

This was difficult to read.

R. A. Scotti did the expected brilliant job of bringing the time and place to life. She was almost too good at it. The places, way of life, and many of the people she brings so vividly to life died in that hurricane. It was heartbreaking reading about the school children who got onto the bus that morning, learning of their backgrounds, their hopes, and their lives, only to read later that all but one died in the waves brought in by the hurricane--some within sight of their home, while their father watched.

So, well-written, but very hard to read.

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