“Tatlock continues to weave 20th-century history into absorbing, finely crafted literary tales with issues of spirituality springing naturally from the text. For all collections and readers who enjoy realistic and hopeful family dramas.” — Library Journal
Winner of the Midwest Independent Publishers Association award for General Fiction — Winner of Best in Genre – Library Journal
A single mother embittered by an abusive marriage. An adventurous 14-year old son and the 10-year old daughter who adores him. A boarder in the house, a war refugee with a murky past. It’s the summer of 1948, hot, and Polio stalks the children, taking them one by one. When it strikes the son, will he be in an iron lung the rest of life? And when redemption comes, it comes from a most unexpected source.