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Kathryn Miles reveals our weather security crisis in Super Storm

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Kathryn Miles’ Super Storm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy is a gripping book on an enormous scale, offering a moment-by-moment look at the storm and its ongoing fallout. BookTrib spoke with Miles about the storm that was and the storms that are yet to come. BookTrib: SUPER STORM is an edge-of-year-seat read, yet it’s also quite grounded in scientific detail. Can you talk a bit about your approach in presenting so that laypeople find it compelling? Kathryn Miles: Part of it first was getting educated myself. Luckily, the meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service (as well as professors and private meteorologists) were incredibly generous with their time. I had unfettered access to [both agencies] and…

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Andrew Gross on why it’s sexy to write women as heroes

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What would you do, if, on the day your whole life was crashing down around you, fate threw you a chance to turn it all around—would you take it? Would you take that chance, even if it were illegal, immoral, and dangerous? Hilary Cantor, the desperate single mom in Andrew Gross’s new book, Everything to Lose (William Morrow, April 22), has only seconds to decide when she finds half a million dollars in a wrecked car, next to its dead driver. She’s just lost her job, her deadbeat ex-husband has stopped sending her money, her house is under water, and her special needs son needs to stay in a school she can no longer afford. Her choices will keep you…

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