Deborah E. Kennedy
Tornado season will have largely passed by the time this month begins, but as those from those regions where tornadoes visit can attest, tornadoes may strike at anytime— and anywhere—as is well established in a fine debut novel from Fort Wayne native Deborah E. Kennedy. Tornado Weather (Flatiron) tells the story of the disappearance of child through the points of view of several characters living in tornado country.
"Captures the warped and isolated landscape of today's American Midwest...Though this story is hung on a child gone missing and a tornado on the horizon, the focus is the flawed folks who people it. The author is a fine mimic, inhabiting her characters in such a way that we know them from the inside out." —Publishers Weekly.