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Falling to Earth
Falling to Earth | Kate Southwood
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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.
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PrezBookster
Falling to Earth | Kate Southwood
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Good start! 🌪 🏠 💀

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Lacythebookworm
Falling to Earth | Kate Southwood
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#startswithF and waiting patiently on my TBR😊😍#springflingreading

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mrldg
Falling to Earth | Kate Southwood
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Having grown up in tornado country, I seem drawn to this kind of story. I liked this a lot--the "frenzy of bereavement", hostility towards survivors, and the randomness of tragedy drew me in.

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marita
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Mehso-so

I wanted to like this more than I did. The shifting POVs and no clear protagonist with wants or needs made this sluggish. Sometimes the writing was gorgeous, other times over explained. Disappointing overall.

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marita
Falling to Earth | Kate Southwood
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When you go to the bookstore to pick up your special order book but leave with five.

brendanmleonard This is me. And at libraries. 😄😂 (I need to read Citizen.) 4y
amandaz Ooh, I loved Citizen. The part about Serena Williams...🔥 4y
marita @brendanmleonard Citizen is brilliant. I've borrowed it so often from the library and paid too much in late fees that I realized it was time to just own my own copy. 4y
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