“A celebration of traditional family values and reconciliation.”—Kirkus Reviews
"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
Tyler An incredibly well written story about finding yourself through family history.
I highly recommend reading Barbara Walsh's August Gale but be ready to be swept out to sea by her captivating and personal way of telling her family's story.
To be honest I like fiction, so I took a chance on this book and I found that some people have a real good story to tell.
I found this book quite by accident, almost walking past it in a touristy retail shop in Kittery, NH on my way home from visiting my family in Maine. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mary A. Shafer
Great beach read! This true story moves fluidly between a terrible “August gale” in Newfoundland in 1935 (reminiscent of the Perfect Storm) that takes the lives of the author’s... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Christine L Holmes
My wife and I just finished reading 'August Gale' and both agree it is a terrific book. The story weaves between family abandonment and fisherman's struggle to survive weather and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by R. Ginsburg
This was a wonderful story and it brought back many memories of stories I heard growing up in Newfoundland. Read morePublished 8 months ago by William Drake
This book was amazing. It taught me things that I never knew before. It showed me the power of family and abandonment. I would recommend this book to anyone at all. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kindle Customer
i read a dozen or so books a year, and this is the best one i have read in a long time. it's really 2 stories in one book. i wasn't sure which story i liked more..... Read morePublished 12 months ago by jonny blue jay
This is a great book. I read it twice now. My wife read it and many friends of mine have read it. Anyone who finds a great book like this is mistaken and not much of a reader. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ray
I found it choppy and dull. The author jumps around in time and takes way too long to get to the actual storm. I didn't complete the book.Published 15 months ago by Pamelia D. Strayer
Loved the the realism and history. I found the book well written and insightful and appeciated the work the author had to do in gathering the information. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Susan A Dery