(From the publisher):
[sic]Frederick "Walter" Kelley, a master carpenter, moved his family to a small emerging town in South Dakota in 1909. The small town atmosphere allowed the Kelley family to become respected members of the community. The citizens in this closely-knit community were like extended family and lived blissfully until two horrible events changed their lives forever.
In 1918, World War I ravished the entire world. On the heals of soldier casualties of America's young men came the horrendous Influenza of 1918. The hundreds of thousands of war casualties paled in comparison with worldwide casualties by influenza, which numbered in the tens of millions.
Walter Kelley tried desperately, but to no avail, to protect his family and town from the perils of the influenza. Struggling with fear, helplessness, then grief he watched his town and family succumb to the deadly disease one by one.
The cause of this epidemic has never been fully determined. Even today as scientists exhume tissues samples of fallen victims, we know nothing more about its origin. Now, in 2003, we have Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Experts are comparing this new epidemic to the Influenza of 1918. That is not a casual statement to make, as you will learn from reading this book.
Original title: A Bird Named Enza
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction