Read Tornado Weather Online Free - Iowa MFA graduate Deborah Kennedy tells the story of a five-year old girl who goes missing in a small town, a place where everyone knows something different about her disappearance and about each other, in a debut that brings to mind Everything I Never Told You.
Five-year-old Daisy Gonzalez’s father is always waiting for her at the bus stop. But today, he isn’t. As the bus driver, Fikus, lowers her wheelchair to the ground and looks around, chaos erupts behind him as one child has an accident and the rest begin to scream. When Daisy says her house is right down the road, she’ll be fine, and begins to wheel herself away, Fikus lets her go. And that's the last time she is seen.
Nearly everyone in town suspects or knows something different about what happened, if they could only put the pieces together. They also know a lot about each other. The immigrants who work in the dairy farm know their employers’ secrets. The manager of the Laundromat knows who laid a curse on the town and why. A soldier daydreaming of his hometown can see it more clearly than the people still there. And the police officer doesn't realize how much he knows. They are all connected, in ways small and profound, open and secret.
By turns unsettling, dark, and wry, the powerful voices bring the town’s rich fabric to life. Tornado Weather is an affecting portrait of a complex and flawed cast of characters striving to find some measure of fulfillment in their lives. Though the characters’ triumphs are often modest, the hope for redemption is real--and Kennedy brilliantly shows that there is nothing average about an average life.
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
July 17, 2017
2. 5 Colliersville, Indiana, five year old Daisy Gonzalez goes missing. A handicapped young girl in a wheel chair, last seen getting off the school bus. First let me say this is not really a mystery,found the synopsis misleading, the missing girl is used as the defining characteristic to highligh...
August 07, 2017
Love is nothing but damage waiting to happen, collateral and otherwise.
Colliersville, Indiana is a struggling small town where everyone knows their neighbor. They don't always have an accurate view of each other, but they're like family: "familiar, maddening, easy to take for granted." Communit...
August 01, 2017
This book takes place in the town of Colliersville and revolves around the lives of its residents. At the beginning, a child disappears and the town is shaken by this event. Although the book is described as a mystery, I felt "literary fiction" is a more accurate description.
The story is narrated...
July 21, 2017
Superb story of the people of the small town of Colliersville, Indiana. I found it amazing.
February 24, 2017
I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for my honest review. All my opinions are my own :)
A steady-paced, sometimes slow-burn of a story... very character driven, everyone with problems and flaws. A novel to be read when you can devote your full attention to it.
August 01, 2017
One spring afternoon, Daisy Gonzalez disappears without a trace from her small town of Colliersville, Indiana, affecting everyone in the community.
But Tornado Weather doesn't read like your typical mystery. This is a book about the people who inhabit Colliersville—from the Mexican immigrants who...
July 09, 2017
“Tornado Weather” is a remarkable debut by Deborah Kennedy. The framework for the novel is a missing 5 year old girl and a looming tornado. With that as the outline, Kennedy delves deeply into the lives of the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town. As secrets come to light the reader discovers t...
August 09, 2017
I really tried to read this arc but I just couldn't get into the story. The chapters were so long and draining and the number of characters being introduced just left me confused.
After almost 2 months of dragging this, I have no interest in knowing how it ends. I've made my peace.
February 24, 2017
A powerful book that will keep you in suspense. Lots of surprises in this book!
April 28, 2017
I received an ARC of this book through a Goodreads giveaway.
I'm so glad I randomly entered and won this giveaway.
Set in 2010, this is a character-driven novel of life in a small Indiana town and the reaction of a community when a little girl goes missing. If you are expecting a straight narrative...