Making Waves

Publisher Hyperion, April 2004

In 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.

“You can’t go wrong with this winner.”
— Birmingham News

“Like all small Southern towns in literature, Zion is populated with plain-spoken eccentrics … the story blasts into a big finish.”
— Orlando Sentinel

“With sparkling dialogue, great characters, and splendid storytelling, King has established herself as a writer to watch.”
— Southern Book Trade

“Full of love, lust, friendship, guilt, and greed.”
— Huntsville Times

“A rousing story, well-told.”
— Georgia Librarian Magazine

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Making Waves