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A devastating tornado rips through the town of Tupelo, Mississippi, at the height of the Great Depression. Dovey, a black laundress, searches for her family. At the McNabb house she find the daughter of the house, Jo, who suffered a head wound. When a baby is found in the wreckage is it Jo's baby brother, Tommy, or Dovey's light-skinned great-grandson, Promise? The two women-- one black, one white; one a great-grandmother, the other a teenager-- are fighting for their families' survival in the aftermath of the tornado.
Publisher: New York, NY :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062471710
Branch Call Number: FIC GWIN
Characteristics: x, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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ArapahoeAlyson Dec 12, 2018

Historical fiction at its best- a fascinating event in history I knew nothing about, great characters, a study of relationships across age, race and economic status.

Mar 24, 2018

Good story. Realistic portrayal of the devastating effects of the tornado on both the landscape and the lives of the people affected by it. Vivid imagery. Characters full of depth and history of their own.
I usually enjoy experiencing life through the characters in novels, but this one had a bit too much churning of the mind as the characters navigated their lives both before, and in the aftermath, of the tornado. I found myself saying "enough already; let's get on with the story."


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