“Superstorm reads like the script of a blockbuster movie, transforming that Halloween storm into a nightmarish monster come to life. She provides horrifying vignettes of the storm’s many personal tragedies.” – Washington Post
“Wise and harrowing.” – Associated Press
“Fascinating…Meticulous…Heartbreaking…Miles’s account–this year’s Five Days at Memorial–is an important record for future planners and a gripping read.” – Library Journal (starred review)
“Deeply reported and richly detailed narrative…A masterful job of telling the human tale of the storm.” – Miami Herald
A journey around the United States in search of the truth about the threat of earthquakes leads to spine-tingling discoveries, unnerving experts, and ultimately the kind of preparations that will actually help guide us through disasters. It’s a road trip full of surprises.
"An enchanting and dedicated historian, Kathryn Miles takes us on a journey from lore to science and back again. By turns harrowing and heartwarming, All Standing salvages the treasure of a history lost at sea." -- J.C. Hallman, author of The Devil is a Gentleman and Wm & H'ry and In Utopia
“All Standing illuminates a dire period in history I knew little about. Through Kathryn Miles’ crisp writing and meticulous research, I gained understanding and insight into this humanitarian crisis, but also was felt as if I was a passenger on the harrowing trans-Atlantic crossing of the Jeanie Johnston. Bravo to the author for bringing the story to life and illuminating the best and worst of the people involved.” -- Michael Tougias, author of A Storm Too Soon, Fatal Forecast, and Overboard!
“Charming, rich, intelligent...and best of all, on every page Kathryn Miles displays her love for Ari and dogs of every kind.”— Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of When Elephants Weep