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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Review of "And the Whippoorwill Sang"
The story begins with the marriage of teenagers, Micki and Butch, and soon after children begin to arrive. Butch has a penchant for work, leaving Micki to struggle with housework, kids, and the occasional unruly animal. For a while their lives parallel those of many other couples until they decide to split. But they can't live without each other, so together they chart a new course. Again the sea winds blow, but they manage to ride out the storm, until suddenly tragedy strikes. A drunk driver runs down their daughter, Noelle, and after an agonizing ten days in limbo, she goes to heaven, leaving the family stricken with grief. The family pushed on in sorrow until two years later to the day, when their daughter, Kim gave birth to Ian, with a persona akin to Noelle. 5 Stars