Publisher Hyperion, April 2004 (paperback)
a small Alabama town in Zion County, life is finally looking up for
20-year-old Donnette Sullivan. Having just inherited her aunt's old
house and beauty shop, she's taken over the business. Her husband
Tim, recently crippled in an accident, is beginning to cope not just
with his disability but also with the loss of his dreams. Once a
promising artist who gave up art for sports, Tim paints a sign for
Donnette's new shop, Making Waves, that causes ripples throughout
the small southern community. In a sequence of events --sometimes
funny, sometimes tragic--the lives of Donnette, Tim, and others in
their small circle of family and friends are unavoidably affected.
Once the waves of change surge through Zion County, the lives of its
people are forever altered.
|"Like all small Southern
towns in literature, Zion is populated with
plain-spoken eccentrics … the story blasts into
a big finish."
|"Full of love, lust,
friendship, guilt, and greed."