Connection to Illinois: Lund lives in Chicago. Biography: Natalie Lund is a former middle and high school teacher. A graduate of Purdue University's MFA program, she taught introductory composition and creative writing there, and also served as the fiction editor of The Sycamore Review. Natalie is a member of SCBWI.
We Speak in Storms
- -- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2020
|SKY ABOVE US.
ISBN: 0525518037 OCLC: 1141971311
|We Speak in Storms
ISBN: 0525518002 OCLC: 1074212243 Philomel Books 2019 It's been more than 50 years since a tornado tore through a drive-in movie theater in tiny Mercer, Illinois, leaving dozens of teens -- a whole generation of Mercerites -- dead in its wake. So when another tornado touches down in the exact same spot on the anniversary of this small-town tragedy, the town is shaken. For Brenna Ortiz, Joshua Calloway, and Callie Keller, the apprehension is more than just a feeling. Though they seem to share nothing more than a struggle to belong, the teens' paths continue to intersect, bringing them together when they least expect it, and perhaps, when they need it most. Both the living and the dead have secrets and unresolved problems, but they may be able to find peace and move forward -- if only they work together.