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.
Kate’s novel is set in fictional Marah, IL but is based upon the real town of Murphysboro, IL, which was destroyed in the Tri-State Tornado of 1925. In Murphysboro alone, 234 people died.
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.
Dear Readers & Book Club members: Today’s #FridayReads comes courtesy of The Book Club Cookbook, book club website extraorindaire!, who invited me to do a novel pairing–like pairing wine & food, but with novels.
Reader-chefs, today for your palette I have prepared for you 2 Tales of 2 Marriages: Courtney Maum’s I AM HAVING SO MUCH FUN HERE WITHOUT YOU, newly out in paperback, and Richard Yates’ REVOLUTIONARY ROAD.
You may remember me mentioning both novels as favorites–delectable in their own right. Put them together for your book club & you’ve got a whole new compare-and-contrast taste treat!
* Please come back next week for another #FridayReads. *