Book Launch for Vermont Author Peggy Shinn's New Book, Deluge

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4:00 PM
Saturday, August 24


Bartleby's Books, 17 W. Main Street, Wilmington, VT 05363


As we reach the two-year anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene, please join Peggy Shinn as she presents her new book, Deluge, a compelling story of the resulting floods, the rescue, and the recovery, as seen through the eyes of the people who lived through them:

Wilmington’s Lisa Sullivan, whose bookstore was flooded, and town clerk Susie Haughwout, who saved the town records
Tracy Payne who lost her home in Jamaica
Geo Honigford in South Royalton, who lost his crops but put his own plight on hold to help others
The men who put U.S. Route 4 back together at breakneck speed
The entire village of Pittsfiled, completely isolated after the storm

“Peggy Shinn presents a riveting account of Tropical Storm Irene’s devastating toll on Vermont and the heroic response of its people. By weaving together vignettes of the disaster in communities across the state, she deftly portrays the Irene story: the pain of loss, the strength of community, and the fierce determination to rebuild. Shinn’s telling of the tragic yet transformational story of Vermont’s recovery presents a valuable lesson in what can happen when a fractured state becomes united by a common purpose.”
-Sue Minter, Vermont’s Irene Recovery Officer