Tony Pratt will be appearing at Browseabout to discuss his new book, Delaware's 1962 Northeaster.
Delaware's March 1962 storm caused unprecedented destruction to life and property. Unusually high wind-driven tides carried breaking waves inland, destroying buildings and structures that, ordinarily, would have been beyond the reach of the surf. These photographs and the story they tell about devastation and destruction carry a strong message about hazards, risks, and the vulnerability of Delaware's communities and environments.
Also known as "The Ash Wednesday Storm," this northeaster hit with little warning and without historic precedent. Lasting through five high tides and generation waves as high as 40 feet, this force of nature pushed the Atlantic Ocean onto the Delaware coast with a fury.
The event will take place on Sunday, December 7th at 3:00 PM; it is free and open to the public. Tony will be giving a presentation, followed by a question and answer session. Attendees are encouraged to share their stories of the storm of '62.
The Boardwalk is here! The eagerly anticipated second volume in the Rehoboth Beach Reads series is now in stock. The book contains winning stories from the 2014 Rehoboth Beach Reads Short Story Contest. The first volume of the series, The Beach House, was the top-selling book at Browseabout this summer.
The Boardwalk contains twenty-five never-been-published stories (each by a different author) that are all set in Rehoboth and fit the theme “The Boardwalk.” The stories mention many local streets, restaurants, hotels, and activities. “People love to read about places they are familiar with,” says Cat & Mouse Press publisher Nancy Sakaduski. “These stories, which are entertaining, well-written, and amazingly diverse, are perfect for beach reading, but just as enjoyable for fireside reading during the winter.”
“These are more than just “they went down to the beach and had a picnic” stories, says Sakaduski. The stories deal with such wide-ranging premises as a romantic boardwalk scavenger hunt, a ghost creating havoc in a boardwalk hotel, a seagull’s view of Rehoboth, and a famous rock star visiting a local restaurant. There is even a Sherlock Holmes story in this year’s collection: “The Case of the Artist’s Stain,” a clever tale that earned author Joseph Crossen the $500 cash first-place prize provided by Browseabout. NPR personality Liane Hansen was one of the first to read the book. “I love these stories,” she said. “Now when I sit on a white bench and people-watch, I’m reminded that there is more to the Rehoboth boardwalk than meets the eye.”
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