One Book - One Community for 2017-18

What Stands in a Storm by Kim Cross

What Stands in a Storm, by Kim Cross, a true story of three days in the lives of those affected by one of the nation’s worst superstorms, is the One Book-One Community selection for 2017-18, according to the organization’s executive committee.

In the book, Cross weaves together heart-wrenching stories of death and survival during the biggest tornado outbreak in recorded history, which occurred in April, 2011 in the southern U.S.  During the outbreak, 324 people were killed and entire neighborhoods erased.  The author concentrates on the heart-wrenching stories of several characters in Alabama.  Among the stories of heartbreak, a key message emerges:  in tragic times, what tears us apart helps reveal what holds things together.


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