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Five-year-old Daisy Gonzalez's father is always waiting for her at the bus stop. But today he isn't, and Daisy disappears.

When Daisy goes missing, nearly everyone in town suspects or knows something different about what happened. And they also know a lot about each other. The immigrants who work in the dairy farm know their employers' secrets. The hairdresser knows everything except what's happening in her own backyard. And the roadkill collector knows love and heartbreak more than anyone would ever expect. They are all connected, in ways small and profound, open and secret.

By turns unsettling, dark, and wry, Kennedy's powerful voice brings the town's rich fabric to life. Tornado Weather is an affecting portrait of a complex and flawed cast of characters striving to find fulfillment in their lives - and Kennedy brilliantly shows that there is nothing average about an average life.

©2017 Deborah E. Kennedy (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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"Dark and dangerous and strange and wonderful...Kennedy writes with the gritty poetry of Daniel Woodrell and misfit sensibility of Flannery O'Connor." (Benjamin Percy)

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just don't.

the narration was ok, no complaints there. the book, absolutely awful! so mundane! i got the book due to it being advertised on Snapchat as a must read summer book. ill never follow a Snapchat recommendation again.

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  • MAUREEN
  • MILWAUKEE, WI, United States
  • 08-18-17

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Are you kidding me?

What a HUGE disappointment. The author totally lost her focus unfortunately. So many weird zigzagging themes/Ideas that my head was spinning by the end. From the embedded writer in the cow patch to the strip tease joint to the kid w autism that repeats his words 3 times--how about Iraq War, Iraq War, Iraq war, ice cream, ice cream, ice cream, pistachio, pistacho, pistacho. Maybe it was the name Daisy--the cow.

Darn. I was hoping. I could go on but am too confused by the totally idiotic & disappointing ending. Daisy becomes a WHAT? Her brother a manatee? Or was it a jersey cow? Oh and BTW, Daisy was not wheelchair bound. She uses a wheelchair. But then her father is gonna "come back as a giraffe" and Daisy is advising the surviving in bird talk, so in comparison, wheelchair bound is nothing.

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