From the best-selling author of Broken for You comes a sweeping, gorgeously crafted family story set in the American heartland. In Sing Them Home, we enter the lives of the Jones siblings, who have lived in the shadow of unresolved grief since their mothers mysterious disappearance when they were children. Everyone in Emlyn Springs, Nebraska, knows the story of Hope Jones, the physicians wife whose big dreams for their tiny town were lost along with her in the tornado that tore through the town in 1978.
For Hopes three young children, the stability of life with their distant, preoccupied father, and with Viney, their mothers spitfire best friend, is no match for their mothers absence. Larken, the eldest, is now an art history professor who seeks in food an answer to a less tangible hunger; Gaelan, the only son, is a telegenic weatherman who devotes his life to predicting the unpredictable and whose profession - and all too much more - depends on his sculpted frame and ready smile; and Bonnie, the baby of the family, is a self-proclaimed archivist who combs the roadsides and fields for clues to her mothers legacy, and permission, finally, to move on. When, decades after their mothers disappearance, they are summoned home upon their fathers sudden death, all are forced to revisit the childhood tragedy at the center of their lives.
With breathtaking lyricism, wisdom, and humor, Stephanie Kallas explores the consequences of protecting the ones we love, and conjures an extraordinary cast of characters teeming with quirks, strengths, blind spots, and secrets. Sing Them Home is a magnificent tapestry of lives connected and undone by tragedy, lives poised - unbeknownst to thecharacters themselves - for redemption.