Biography

Kathryn Miles

Kathryn Miles is a professor of environmental writing at Unity College. She is the author of ADVENTURES WITH ARI and dozens of articles that have appeared in publications, including Alimentum, Best American Essays, Ecotone, Flyway, Meatpaper and Terrain. She lives --- and sails --- in Belfast, Maine.

Kathryn Miles

Books by Kathryn Miles

by Kathryn Miles - American, Nature, Nonfiction

The first complete moment-by-moment account of the largest Atlantic storm system ever recorded—a hurricane like no other. Sandy was not just enormous, it was also unprecendented. As a result, the entire nation was left flat-footed. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration couldn’t issue reliable warnings; the Coast Guard didn’t know what to do. In SUPERSTORM, journalist Kathryn Miles takes readers inside the maelstrom, detailing the stories of dedicated professionals at the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service. 

by Kathryn Miles - History, Nonfiction, Transportation

More than one million immigrants fled the Irish famine for North America --- and more than 100,000 of them perished aboard the “coffin ships” that crossed the Atlantic. But one small ship never lost a passenger. ALL STANDING recounts the remarkable tale of the Jeanie Johnston and her ingenious crew, whose 11 voyages are the stuff of legend. Why did these individuals succeed while so many others failed? And what new lives in America were the ship’s passengers seeking?