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One reader’s review: “This book of poems provides a first-hand account, along with some historical perspective, of the 1918 Influenza epidemic in one small town. Beginning with a childhood rhyme, Melanie traces the spread of the epidemic through the town, to Camp Funston in Kansas and back to the mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, and the children felled by this epidemic and to those who survive. Bringing home the futility felt by all and most assuredly the medical professionals in the town, the book is a heart-rending account of this difficult time. In addition to the personal poems that Melanie has imagined, she has used information gathered from oral interviews, documentaries and reports to pull focus back to get the wider view of the impact of the epidemic. The poems capture your imagination and the reader is drawn to the next and the next to discover the fate of the people one comes to know. Highly recommended.”
Another reader’s review: “Through tears and sighs and a pause or two to take a deep breath before continuing, I read this amazing poetry collection cover to cover in one sitting The initial poem snatched me from the present and immediately immersed me in small-town life during the 1918 influenza pandemic. This wasn't so much a history lesson, it was a journey through the eyes of those who experienced the helplessness and horror of losing neighbors, friends, teachers, parents, siblings - and the strength demanded of them to hold onto their hope and faith. I wasn't just the reader, I was in Kansas in 1918 with the folks in these poems. I could see, hear, touch, taste, and feel what it was like to live through the epidemic. That's the power and precision of Melanie Faith's writing. Read this poetry collection and share it.”