• When Normal Blew Up

  • The Story of the People Who Died and the People Who Lived On
  • By: Joni Foster
  • Narrated by: Jim Willison
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In 1967, in the small town of Circleville, Ohio, a man walked into an old-fashioned drug store on a busy Saturday and laid a smoking package on the pharmacy counter. He shouted for everyone to leave; he had a bomb.

Five people died that day, and the mystery surrounding this event was never fully solved until, 50 years later, Joni Foster went looking for the details. Over nine months, she would interview first responders and survivors to hear stories about what happened and how they and the town moved forward. The event was so shocking, many of those closest to the event had never spoken about their trauma, even to their own families.

The story is a tragedy, a history lesson on the slow, painful emancipation of women, and ultimately a love story to the families trying to live normal lives.

The author, Joni Foster, is the daughter of one of the people who died that day. Joni has spent her life helping communities around the globe as an organizer, developer, and storyteller.

Read by Jim Willison. Jim is a professional voice-over and audiobook narrator. It is a special honor to have Jim read this book as he and his family were a part of this tragic story. Growing up right outside of Circleville, Jim’s mother died in the event described in this audiobook.

©2017 Joni Foster (P)2019 Joni Foster

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