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The Day That Changed Long Island
The Day That Changed Long Island

The Day That Changed Long Island



200 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (CA $19.95) (US $14.95)

Publication Date: November 2021

ISBN 9781952782299

Rights: WOR

Boutique of Quality Books (Nov 2021)
BQB Publishing

Price: $14.95


As monster storms become more prevalent, The Day That Changed Long Island will resonate with a wide audience of people who can relate to the disruption and personal devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy

A middle-aged couple with three young children are longtime residents and homeowners in the community of Massapequa, New York. When Superstorm Sandy makes landfall on Long Island on the evening of October 29, 2012, their stable, productive, and serene lifestyle is suddenly shattered. As the storm surge floods their home, along with the homes of thousands of others living in coastal communities, they struggle to survive and then recover as one crisis seems to follow another. During the many trials and tribulations that follow, they experience kindness from family, friends, and neighbors, while also facing greed and exploitation from those trying to profit from the misfortune of others. For most victims in this story and in the real life experiences from Superstorm Sandy, it is a story of resilience in the face of chaos and destruction, but other families and lives will never be the same again.

Author Biography

Luciano Sabatini is an adjunct professor at Hofstra University where he teaches graduate courses in bereavement and group counseling to students in mental health programs. He also serves as the bereavement coordinator for St. Bernard's parish in Levittown, New York and facilitates support groups, trains caregivers of the newly bereaved, and gives workshops at the annual Diocesan bereavement conference. Sabatini has written two books on bereavement: Bereavement Counseling in the School Setting and Lessons Learned on Grief, a memoir.