Monthly Archives: December 2015

Publication Date

I’ve gotten word from my publisher, Yale University Press, that my book Thirty-Eight: the Hurricane that Transformed New England, will be available on March 22. It will be available to bookstores in the weeks leading up to the official Pub Date. Needless to say, I’ll be thrilled to have it out in the world. I began my work on it in the fall of 2011, when I was awarded a Charles Bullard Fellowship at Harvard Forest. This was the perfect place to study the 1938 hurricane’s effects in southern New England because it blew down much of Harvard Forest’s magnificent pine forest. The experience of the people and the forest in central Massachusetts was quite different from what happened near my home town in Corinth, Vermont, and exploring the differences became the heart of the book.