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Author Gordon Berg: “Harry and the Hurricane”
November 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm| Main Library (Traverse City)
Join local author, Gordon Berg, for a presentation of his fictional retelling of the Great Miami Hurricane of 1926, a storm Mr. Berg’s own father survived! Kirkus Reviews called Harry and the Hurricane, “A dramatic and absorbing tale of a historic storm.”
More about the book:
Seven-year-old Harry loves his new tropical paradise. Miami had the puffiest clouds ever, an ocean air that spoke of life teeming beneath the waves and, best of all, a new puppy. This was way better than Detroit!
That is, until a deadly hurricane packing 150 mile-per-hour winds crashed ashore. Almost everyone was asleep and caught off guard. Then, in the light of dawn, when they thought the storm had passed, Harry and his new dog, Patches, find themselves in the middle of the monster again—and this time, they are alone.
More about the author:
Michigan may have been where he was born and raised, but Gordon’s heart and soul reside in Ft. Lauderdale. There he spent seventeen amazing summers breathing in the pure, pollen-free air coming off of the ocean, bobbing in the surf as a kid, surfing on its waves as a teen and working on its shoreline at Jack’s Beach Service during summer breaks from Albion College. Years later, Gordon retired from Interlochen Center for the Arts in northern Michigan. Today he and his wife and their rescued Australian Shepherd live in the woods outside of Traverse City. And when winter days grow short and the skies turn grey, his warm memories of Florida’s sand and surf make him smile.