The Driest Season by Meghan Kenny

Book cover, The Driest Season by Meghan Kenny

Wednesday, July 3 through Friday, July 19. Read by Susan Sweeney.

As her Wisconsin community endures a long season of drought and feels the shockwaves of World War II, fifteen-year-old Cielle endures a more personal calamity: the unexpected death of her father. On a balmy summer afternoon, she finds him hanging in the barn―the start of a dark secret that threatens her family’s livelihood. A war rages elsewhere, while in the deceptive calm of the American heartland, Cielle’s family contends with a new reality and fights not to be undone.

(WW Norton & Company: ISBN-10 0393634590)

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THEME: “Breaking of The Shells” by Billy McLaughlin from the album Fingerdance