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Julie Long


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Featured as a top read in Buzzfeed, PopSugar, YourTango, and San Francisco Book Review
TV weatherman Owen Martin is relieved to leave Southern California--the monotonously mild climate and the holistically hip trends--and head home to Iowa, back to the four seasons and the simple life he knew before his father died. But he can't predict the atmospheric pressure awaiting him: The town his family founded has become the center of the Transcendental Meditation movement and host to all things alternative. There are mass meditations and dosha discussions, a vegan cafe has replaced the burger joint, and all the doors now face east. Far worse, however, is what the meditating mayor has planned for the Martin family's farm.
In a town divided between "Regulars" and "Roos" (gurus), Owen is sure where he stands--until he falls for a levitating yogi. Before he knows it, he's caught in a veritable tornado of midwesternness vs. mindfulness. Can he save the farm, get the girl, and reunite the town? Maybe . . . if he's willing to forecast a change in the weather.

Sparkpress, 9781940716602, 400pp.

Publication Date: September 8, 2015