A World Turned Over: A Killer Tornado and the Lives It Changed Forever

A World Turned Over: A Killer Tornado and the Lives It Changed ForeverAt PM On March The Skies Above Jackson, Mississippi, Turned An Ominous Yellow Before Going Suddenly And Violently Black A Tornado Of The F Category The Most Lethal Struck Without Warning It Tore Roofs Off Buildings, Twisted Metal, Blew Out Windows, Threw Cars Into The Air, And Killed Fourteen People Thirteen Of Them In A Newly Built Shopping Mall, The Candlestick Shopping Center The Fury And Destruction Ended In Seconds, But In Those Moments The Tornado Had Ripped Through The Heart Of A Community, Changing Lives Forever In A World Turned Over, Lorian Hemingway Returns To The Jackson She Knew As A Child And Tells The Story Of The Candlestick Tornado, As It Came To Be Known Vividly Re Creating The Terrifying Day Of The Tornado, She Recounts The Miracles And Tragedies That Also Happened That Day Including The Story Of Donna Durr, Who With Her Baby Was Lifted In Her Car Seventy Five Feet Up Into The Vortex, And Of Eighteen Year Old Ronny Hannis, Who Survived To Help Rescue Others, Oblivious To The Danger To His Own Life Decades Later, The Devastation Of That Single Day Continues To Reverberate And Affect Those Left Behind Lyrical And Haunting, A World Turned Over Is An Unforgettable Story Of Awesome Destruction And A Powerful Testament To The Extraordinary Resilience, Faith, And Heroism Of Ordinary People Visited By Fate Well written prose but it meandered a bit and the author, while gifted, felt a bit narcissistic. For a narrative nonfiction, I would have enjoyed this muchhad the author been a bit less wordy and refrained from injecting herself into the story, which actually belongs to those who personally experienced the tornado There s a good amount of time wandering far afield perhaps to give the reader a feel for the south no shortage of dirt, rust, damp, haints, civil war dead, fried catfish and the sound of cicadas out of season Bright colors against dark skin captivates, evidently, b For a narrative nonfiction, I would have enjoyed this muchhad the author been a bit less wordy and refrained from injecting herself into the story, which actually belongs to those who personally experienced the tornado There s a good amount of time wandering far afield perhaps to give the reader a feel for the south no shortage of dirt, rust, damp, haints, civil war dead, fried catfish and the sound of cicadas out of season Bright colors against dark skin captivates, evidently, but what that has to do with the tornado, I have no idea Some of the narrative dealing with growing up in the 60s struck a chord.The chapters covering Linda and Ronny werein line with what I had thoughtof the book would be like My odd choice of a vacation read Interesting and sad. A World Turned Over is notable not just for the narrative of the Candlestick Park tragedy, but for its literary merit Lorian Hemingway is a granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway and apparently inherited his talent This is not only the story of an EF5 tornado, but the story of a place and a time Having grown up in the south myself I had almost visceral reactions to her descriptions Ms Hemingway lived in this neighborhood of south Jackson, MS, her house very close to the tornado s path, for sever A World Turned Over is notable not just for the narrative of the Candlestick Park tragedy, but for its literary merit Lorian Hemingway is a granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway and apparently inherited his talent This is not only the story of an EF5 tornado, but the story of a place and a time Having grown up in the south myself I had almost visceral reactions to her descriptions Ms Hemingway lived in this neighborhood of south Jackson, MS, her house very close to the tornado s path, for several years before moving away Shortly after she moved the tornado struck She knew the people killed, the businesses destroyed Many years later she traveled back to Jackson to talk to people involved who still lived there, to see if she could see the scars left by the tornado Her story is as much a coming home story as a storm narrative Few books describe the emotional impact a tornado can havethan this one Highly recommended

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • A World Turned Over: A Killer Tornado and the Lives It Changed Forever
  • Lorian Hemingway
  • English
  • 10 May 2018
  • 0743247671