Genie Chipps Henderson, "A Day Like Any Other: The Great Hamptons Hurricane of 1938"
A bucolic resort setting -- the summer colony and locals are caught in the path of a sudden and devastating hurricane in this brilliant and prophetic fiction that is a warning of storms to come.
“For those few who still remember, the images are seared into their brains: the corpses floating down Main Street; the boats that drifted into the living rooms of flooded houses; the dead dogs and featherless chickens; the muck and fish stink; the moonscape of flattened houses; the residue of the last great hurricane to hit Long Island, the storm of 1938. “ - The New York Times
This is a story of that day – a day that began much like any other day at the ragtag end of the summer season on the eastern end of Long Island – better known as The Hamptons. The storm came without warning landing at three in the afternoon bringing with it unprecedented wind and rain and waves so high and powerful they were recorded on seismographs 5000 miles away in Alaska.
Genie Chipps Henderson’s previous fiction, A Woman of the World, was named one of the top debut novels of the year by Publishers Weekly. As the archivist for LTV, the local television station, she is a leading authority on East End history. She is married to Pushcart Prize editor Bill Henderson. They live in East Hampton.
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