DeGeer Dunahew, the mother of three young boys, works as the maid for a
prominent citizen and his family in West Table, Missouri. Her husband is mostly
absent, and, in 1929, her scandalous, beloved younger sister is one of the
forty-two people killed in an explosion at the local dance hall. Who is to
blame? Mobsters from St. Louis? The embittered local gypsies? The preacher who
railed against the loose morals of the waltzing couples? Or could it have been
a colossal accident?
thinks she knows the answer and that its roots lie in a dangerous love affair.
Her dogged pursuit of justice makes her an outcast and causes a long-standing
rift with her own son. By telling her story to her grandson, she finally gains
some solace—and peace for her sister. Download and start listening now!