Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, SC

Abby Sallenger, Island in a Storm, Nov. 5

IslandInAStorm_CoverFinal-199x300Abby Sallenger, author of Island in a Storm, Thurs., Nov. 5., 6 – 8 pm. Talk and reception sponsored by the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League.

Sallenger, a coastal geologist for the USGS, tells the story of Isle Derniere , a Louisiana barrier island resort that was destroyed by a Category 4 hurricane in 1856.

Unlike today, the survivors concluded that the island was too hazardous for permanent settlement and decided not to rebuild –  scratching plans to expand it into one of the country’s largest resorts. This true story of romance and perilous escapes is also a cautionary tale of the dangers of living on the ever-changing Southern coast in a time of warming, rising seas.

Sallenger has been featured in the New York Times and on National Public Radio. His slideshow presentation, reception and talk are sponsored by the Coastal Conservation League. For more information contact Nancy Cregg at the League, 723-9895, or Jonathan Sanchez at Blue Bicycle Books, 722-2666.

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