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The descendents of Isadora are defined by and eventually named after the hurricanes that shape their lives: Fatima, who enters into a doomed relationship with a visiting artist in 1961; her drug-numbed daughter Carla, desperate to get home in 1983; and Carla's ...
The descendents of Isadora are defined by and eventually named after the hurricanes that shape their lives: Fatima, who enters into a doomed relationship with a visiting artist in 1961; her drug-numbed daughter Carla, desperate to get home in 1983; and Carla's daughter Alicia, reunited with her heritage on a modern island embracing disaster culture in 2008.
An epic tale, THE GALVESTON CHRONICLES holds a mirror to the transformation of an unforgettable island, looking at the Gulf Coast region through the eyes of these women in the days preceding and following Galveston's major hurricanes.
Posted December 30, 2013
A wonderful story that is less about Galveston and more about the three generations of women named after hurricanes and how their lives follow those portents. Well-written and fluid. A great read and highly recommended.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 14, 2012
"Audra Martin D'Aroma weaves Galveston Island and those hurricanes into her story like Faulkner wove Yoknapatawpha County into Absalom, Absalom!, where the land was always not far behind in any dealings that the characters hatched up. The Galveston Chronicles is a wonderful and complex read; there is nothing timid about her writing. She has a unique gift with words. I can't wait to see her next book." Diane Wilson, author of Diary of an Eco Outlaw
"This book is a must read for anyone who loves the Island and treasures its history. Audra offers an intriguing look at Galveston history through the eyes of those whose lives were inextricably entwined with the fate of the ‘Treasure Isle.’"
Stan Blazyk, author of A Century of Galveston Weather: 1900-1999 People and the Elements on a Barrier Island
“The Galveston Chronicles was a really good read, full of interesting and useful information."
Gary Cartwright, author of Galveston: A History of the Island
Posted May 16, 2012