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Tornado Weather

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Edgar Awards Best First Book (nominee)
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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A wonderful novel. Deborah E. Kennedy's Tornado Weather has a very distinctive energy, and there is real pathos along with subtle humor. The characters are from a social class that is too often overlooked and misrepresented. Kennedy gives them their due, with all their resourcefulness, resilience, and suffering intact." - Charles Baxter

"Deborah Kennedy's vision is as clear as her embrace is wide. With Tornado Weather, she has given us a novel that startles and surprises from the first page to the last, turning our heads again and again." - Kevin Brockmeier

"Generates a rain wall of wonder. Watch out for this one!" - Michael Martone

"Kennedy's engrossing portrait of rural Indiana is as compassionate as it is knowing." - Amy Parker

"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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Hardback Editions

July 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Tornado Weather: A Novel
Author(s): Deborah E Kennedy
ISBN: 1-250-07957-8 / 978-1-250-07957-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tornado Weather: A Novel
Author(s): Deborah E Kennedy
ISBN: 1-250-13452-8 / 978-1-250-13452-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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July 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tornado Weather (International Edition)
Author(s): Deborah E Kennedy
ISBN: 1-250-15492-8 / 978-1-250-15492-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan USA
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Audio Editions

July 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Tornado Weather: A Novel
Author(s): Deborah E Kennedy
ISBN: 1-4272-8648-5 / 978-1-4272-8648-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Tornado Weather
Author(s): Deborah E Kennedy
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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July 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Tornado Weather
Author(s): Deborah E Kennedy
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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July 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Tornado Weather
Author(s): Deborah E Kennedy
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Tornado Weather: A Novel
Author(s): Deborah E Kennedy
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU