In the wake of the deadly tornado in Illinois this past week, I’m offering a special edition #FridayReads on Saturday: Kate Southwood’s novel FALLING TO EARTH, a must-read for anyone interested in weather–and fine fiction.
Mile-wide monster tornadoes are nothing new in America, although they are becoming more frequent as our climate shifts. One big difference between the Murphysboro, IL and the towns stricken by Thursday’s twisters: this time, thanks to advanced warning systems, two people died instead of 234.
To read more about what it’s like to survive such a decimation and what happens to a community in its aftermath, read FALLING TO EARTH. I think it’s superb on all levels. It’s not just me. The New York Times agrees. *read review here*
Wishing you engaging reading–and safety this severe weather season.