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... And The Whippoorwill Sang
This lively story opens with eloping
teenagers, Micki and Butch, in a bizarre
double ceremony with Micki’s mother.
The couple share wonderfully comical
escapades spanning decades, until tragedy
strikes. There has been a terrible accident in
a placid valley nestled in the Susquehanna
Mountains in the town of Williamsport,
Pennsylvania. It occurs just blocks from the
family’s hundred year old haunted farmhouse, on a country lane. Micki narrates happier days, using their delightful past to confront an uncertain future—as the family copes with fear and apprehension. One of her six children is fighting for life in the hospital; in a semi-coma, hovering between this world and the next. The family embarks upon its unbearable journey to the other side of grief and grasps the poignant gift of life as they begin …
. . . And the Whippoorwill Sang.
For those of you who could never imagine having to say good-bye to a special loved one, especially a precious young child, take the time to read And the Whippoorwill Sang. Prepare yourself to laugh hysterically one moment, to yourself or even out-loud, and then sink into your seat with consolation as you embark upon a twenty-two year journey through the lives of Micki and Butch, as seen through Micki’s eyes.
The author, Micki Peluso, has a true gift for storytelling. It is genuinely difficult to set the book down once you begin to identify with its characters; you wish to read on and on. It was a rocky beginning for the couple, as we become onlookers into their personal lives just entering into adulthood, but you are soon to identify that this precious couple were blessed with the instincts of survival.
There are two journals intertwined within the pages of . . .And the Whippoorwill Sang; one that spans two decades of the couple’s trials and triumphs clearly chronicled by historic date, and another that spans a shorter, ten-day journey that, had you personally been there, and you feel you are as you read on, would seem to last an eternity.
I encourage you to get your copy and find a quiet place to absorb Micki’s personal true-life memories, the memories which urge us to Weep, to Laugh, to Grieve, to Dance.
John M. Evans
National Victim Services Training Manager
Mothers Against Drunk Driving - MADD
511 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 700
Irving, Texas 75062
469-420-4564 Direct Line
877-MADD-HELP Victim/Survivor Helpline
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