Wendy Sura Thomson was born in the Year of the Tiger, and true to her sign, she is fearless. This is her tale - her journey that has proven to her that she truly has the courage to fight for those people and dreams she has held dearly and has cherished. In Summon the Tiger, Wendy details a childhood of learning to live with her disability, as well as family troubles. She was born with congenital skeletal abnormalities and as a toddler had to have her leg amputated. Her father suffered from World War II–induced PTSD, struggling at a time when PTSD wasn’t much acknowledged. Her mother was emotionally unstable. Wendy escaped to a world of books and music. But she doesn’t just travel through her reading. After two years of college, she joined her family on a freighter bound for parts unknown. Wendy travels with her family but jumps ship in Miami to start a new chapter in her life. As she pursues her studies and meets a coterie of colorful characters, she is forced to evaluate what is most important to her. Her values and the defense of those values have taken her to extraordinary destinations.