The true story about seven ordinary women and one extraordinary event...
Spring is on the brink of turning into summer, and the residents in Joplin, Missouri, anticipate the rush of freedom and activities that will follow: graduation, summer classes, vacations, overflowing gardens, family time, and plenty of photo opportunities.
What they don't anticipate is the mile-wide tornado that will devastate the town on May 22, 2011, in the middle of dinner preparations, visits to friends and family, and graduation ceremonies. The tornado kills over a hundred people in the deadliest tornado disaster in a century and leaves thousands more homeless.
In the face of this tragedy, seven women must gather their courage and hold their families together. Each makes different choices to protect their loved ones and strangers as Joplin recovers from the winds of destruction.
Available May 6, 2014 from Dancing Lemur Press
Print ISBN 978-1-939844-03-3 eBook ISBN 978-1-939844-04-0