The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors by Michele Young Stone
On a sunny day in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 1977, Becca Burke, flame-haired daughter of Mary and Rowan Burke, was struck by lightning. She was eight years old. No one believed her, even when her Winnie-the-Pooh watch kept losing time and a spooky halo of light appeared over her head in every photograph taken after the strike. She was hit again when she was 16. Becca survived, but over time she would learn that outsmarting lightning was the least of her concerns.
Buckley R. Pitank never knew his real father, but his mother was the love of his life-- until the day she was struck and killed by lightning on a boat in Galveston, Texas, just as they were making a new home far away from their troubled past. Reeling from the loss of the one person who truly understood him, Buckley returns to Mont Blanc, Arkansas, to live at the mercy of his mother's estranged husband, the Reverend John Whitehouse. When he finally escapes, Buckley's quest to understand the power of lightning will lead him around the country and into the heart of a young woman who once thought she was alone in the world.
Publisher: Random House
- Category: Fiction
- Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
- On Sale: April 13, 2010
- Price: $24.00
- ISBN: 978-0-307-46447-7 (0-307-46447-4)