It’s May of 1933 and twelve-year-old Alice O’Mara’s world has been blown apart. First the tornado injured her sister and destroyed their home in Helena. Then, when the family goes to Birmingham to be close to the hospital, her brother Albert gets lured into working with the local moonshiner for easy money and a flashy car.
Alice helps out in her aunt’s Magic City Diner, and she has worries. Will her little sister recover? Will her Daddy find a job in Birmingham? Can she get Albert back from the moonshiner before the law gets him? And where will Alice call home?
It may take every bit of the magic in Alabama’s Magic City to help Alice keep her family together.