Hurricane Sandy Three Years On

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Sinclair New Jersey Broadsides Collection
Sinclair New Jersey Broadsides Collection

By Christie Lutz

Three years ago today, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on New Jersey, New York and the surrounding region. Since then, a plethora of books have been published that document Sandy’s impact, both physical and emotional. They include powerful photograph collections, meteorological explorations, children’s books,  and works of fiction.

A number of these books feature the Jet Star, the Seaside Heights roller coaster that famously fell into the Atlantic when Sandy destroyed the Casino Pier, on their covers. The powerful image of the giant coaster sitting in the ocean became a symbol of Hurricane Sandy. The image is perhaps at its most poignant on the cover of Richard Ford’s collection of Frank Bascombe stories, entitled Let Me Be Frank With You, set in the months following the storm.

Below is a list of Hurricane Sandy-related books in the Sinclair New Jersey Collection.

Ackerman, Peter. Sandy: The Jersey Shore in the Eye of the Storm. Asbury Park, NJ: Asbury Park Press, 2012.

Asbury Park Press. Sandy: Devastation and Rebirth at the Jersey Shore. Battle Ground, Washington: Pediment Publishing, 2013.

Ball, Lisa. Evacuate: Photos of Long Beach Island After Superstorm Sandy. San Bernardino, CA: n.p., 2014.

Ball, Lisa. Remembering the Shack. n.p.: n.p., 2013.

Bates, Diane C.  Superstorm Sandy: The Inevitable Destruction and Reconstruction of the Jersey Shore. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2015.

Ford, Richard. Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: HarperCollins Publishers, Ltd., 2014.

Gallery, Wyatt. #Sandy: Seen Through the iPhones of Acclaimed Photographers. Hillsborough, NC: Daylight, 2013.

Gregory, Josh. The Superstorm Hurricane Sandy. New York: Children’s Press, an Imprint of Scholastic, Inc., 2013.

Mazzella, Scott. Surviving Sandy: Long Beach Island and the Greatest Storm of the Jersey Shore. West Creek, NJ: Down the Shore Publishing, 2013.

Miles, Kathryn. Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy. New York: Dutton, 2014.

New York Post. Sandy: A Story of Complete Devastation, Courage and Recovery. Chicago: Triumph Books, 2013.

Orr, Elaine L. Trouble on the Doorstep. Seattle, WA: Createspace/Amazon, 2013.

Pascack Valley Learning Center. Surviving Sandy: the Superstorm that Reshaped Our Lives. Tallman, NY: Ambient Funding, 2013.

Peppas, Lynn. Superstorm Sandy (Disaster Alert!). New York: Crabtree Publishing, 2014.

Sobel, Adam H. Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future. New York: HarperWave, an Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 2014.

Star-Ledger. When Sandy Hit: The Storm that Forever Changed New Jersey. Battle Ground, Washington: Pediment Publishing, 2013.

Turton, David. Aftermath: Images of Superstorm Sandy at the Jersey Shore. Bay Head, NJ: Jersey Shore Publications, 2013.

Turton, David. Aftermath: Images of Superstorm Sandy at the Jersey Shore. Vol. II. Bay Head, NJ: Jersey Shore Publications, 2014.

Westhoven, William. Superstorm Sandy: A Diary in the Dark. n.p.: n.p., 2012.