On Every Link a Heart Does Dangle; or, Owed
by Tim J. Lord
The town of Thebes on the banks of the Mississippi River was once the jewel of Southern Illinois, but pregnant women are suffering mysterious deaths and the town’s leader has locked himself away, leaving the residents to cast about for answers. Suspicion falls on Mellie, a young woman born with a serious disability. Despised from birth by the gods and barely tolerated by the rest of town, she might be the only person who can save them--if only they will listen to her.