What Blooms from Dust by James Markert
I knew when I started reading that I would love this book...I couldn't help but think about Stephen King's The Stand and The Green Mile as I read. This isn't a horror historical fiction by any stretch of the imagination...except it's pretty scary that these dust storms did indeed exist and were caused by misuse of land. It felt as if the earth was getting revenge on the settlers in some way...so I guess that is kindof Stephen Kingy. ;)
The story is a complicated one...as is any story that involves family...love...poverty...survival...prodigal sons...past relationships...decisions made...memories...all mixed with a meteorological phenomenon difficult for most of us to imagine.
Mysterious voices, coin-flipping, children from the past and present, and slow, creeping death.
See...Stephen Kingy :)