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The Resource Falling to Earth

Falling to Earth

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Falling to Earth
Title
Falling to Earth
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Summary
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.Kate Southwood's entrancing novel 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. They watch helplessly as Marah tries to resurrect itself from the ruins and as their friends and neighbors begin to wonder, then resent, how one family, and only one, could be exempt from terrible misfortune. As the town begins to recover, the family miscalculates the growing hostility around them with tragic results. Beginning with its electrifying opening pages, Falling to Earth is a revealing portrayal of survivor's guilt and the frenzy of bereavement following a disaster. It is a heartfelt meditation on family and a striking depiction of Midwestern life in the 1920s. The writing is masterful. The story is unforgettable
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Southwood, Kate
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
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Falling to Earth
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:c848a240-93d3-43cc-9ea9-4e0f76d36be6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781609451103
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optical disk
Label
Falling to Earth
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c848a240-93d3-43cc-9ea9-4e0f76d36be6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781609451103
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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