16 January 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #15 - Falling to Earth by Kate Southwood


Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, Waiting on Wednesday showcases the books we're lusting after. Get ready to load up your TBR!

Falling to Earth by Kate Southwood

Expected Publication: 5 March 2013 by Europa Editions

Synopsis:

March 18, 1925. The day begins as any other rainy, spring day in the small settlement of Marah, Illinois. But the town lies directly in the path of the worst tornado in US history, which will descend without warning midday and leave the community in ruins. By nightfall, hundreds will be homeless and hundreds more will lie in the streets, dead or grievously injured. Only one man, Paul Graves, will still have everything he started the day with –– his family, his home, and his business, all miraculously intact.

Based on the historic Tri-State tornado, Falling to Earth follows Paul Graves and his young family in the year after the storm as they struggle to comprehend their own fate and that of their devastated town, as they watch Marah resurrect itself from the ruins, and as they miscalculate the growing resentment and hostility around them with tragic results.


Why I'm Waiting
I have an unnatural fascination with natural disasters, and it sounds like there's a fair bit of post-tornado stuff too!

What are YOU waiting on this week?

10 comments:

  1. I like natural disaster plotlines too! Something so scary about something so uncontrollable!
    My WOW

    ReplyDelete
  2. This looks interesting... is it a biography or a work of fiction?

    Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW
    Renae @ Rolling with the Moments

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I believe it's fiction based on true events - which I love because it's grounded in reality but with a creative twist!

      Delete
  3. I love natural disaster books! And I am always looking for more of them to add to my TBR. The year for this one kind of scares me (not big on historical) but I'll definitely be trying it out. Great pick!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I started stalking it as soon as I read the synopsis - I love these kind of books. Ah Jenni, we really need to get you onto the historical thing ;-)

      Delete
  4. I love Natural Disaster movies & books so this one will definitely be going onto the TBR. This one is new to me as well so double win!

    My WoW

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah! I thought you might like this one Kristin ;)

      Delete
  5. This sounds like it mght be too devastating for me :(

    ReplyDelete
  6. This sounds very interesting ..great pick! My WoW

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...