The final event will be Sunday April 30th at 2:30 pm with Nancy Solomon and the authors.

The Long Island Library consortium has selected “A Speck In the Sea” written by Montauk fishermen John Aldridge and Anthony Sosinski as its Long Island Reads selected book for 2023. In partnership with the authors, we’re cohosting three events.

In the dead of night on July 24, 2013, John Aldridge was thrown off the back of the Anna Mary while his fishing partner, Anthony Sosinski, slept below. As desperate hours ticked by, Sosinski, the families, the local fishing community, and the U.S. Coast Guard in three states mobilized in an unprecedented search effort that culminated in a rare and exhilarating success.

A tale of survival, perseverance, and community, A Speck in the Sea tells of one man’s struggle to survive as friends and strangers work to bring him home. Aldridge’s wrenching first-person account intertwines with the narrative of the massive, constantly evolving rescue operation designed to save him.

Soon to be a feature film!