ABOUT THE BOOK
When Linda sets off to school for the first time, she is eager to learn to read actual words–not just repeat children’s stories from memory. Right away, however, she is confronted by ridicule. Growing up in Indiana during the ‘50’s and ‘60’s, Linda searches for approval and acceptance by classmates, teachers, and family members. Feeling isolated and often rejected, she turns to the magic and beauty of nature and animals, finding momentary companionship.
In the compelling and often humorous memoir, Indiana Summer, Linda makes a discovery, but only after moving two thousand miles from rural Indiana, to the West Coast. Following the ordeal of a critical, endangering incident, she comes to a realization that changes her life.