Kathryn Miles

Kathryn Miles is the author of Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy, released by Dutton in 2014; All Standing; and Adventures With Ari. Her work appears in publications including The Best American Essays, Outside, Popular Mechanics, and the New York Times. She currently serves as writer-in-residence for Green Mountain College and as a faculty member for Chatham University’s low-residency MFA program. She lives with her family in Portland, Maine.

Dog Is Our Copilot

Could everything we know and love (or hate) about evolution depend upon a singularly pampered Victorian terrier? Perhaps not entirely. Then again, probably more than you might think. Admittedly, Polly was no average dog. Sure, she looked ordinary enough—about fourteen…