A new year begins with the hope that the city is leaving behind the desperate days of the Depression -- until a record flood forces two-thirds of its citizens from their homes.
Miranda Kinley doesn't want to evacuate. She doesn't want to leave her home, her haven from the world. But when she is surrounded by floodwater, her husband missing, and her best friend's young daughter in her care, she may not have a choice.
Blended with humor and mystery, this dramatic tale follows a young couple -- torn between his desire for a family and her doubt that she’d make a good mother -- as their lives, and the lives of their neighbors, are forever changed by a devastating flood.
Louisville, Ky., January, 1937
"love and suspense, hardship and endurance, all woven into the tragedy of the city's flood"
Louisvillians have never let the Ohio River keep them from crossing over to Indiana, whether by boat or bridge or even by swimming. Today, many travel easily back and forth across the river for employment, education, housing, and entertainment opportunities.
In 1937, Louisvillians had a choice of four stations they could pick up on their radios. Two local, WHAS and WAVE, and two out-of-town, WSM in Nashville and WLW in Cincinnati. The stations signed on at 6am and signed off at midnight.