St. Martins Griffin Fall 2017 by Macmillan

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s t mart in s griff in n ov emb e r 2017 i will send rain a novel rae meadows a luminous tenderly rendered novel of a woman fighting for her family s survival in the early years of the dust bowl from the acclaimed and award-winning rae meadows fi ction histori cal st martin s griffin 11/28/2017 9781250145932 $15.99 $22.99 can trade paperback 272 pages carton qty 32 8.3 in h 5.5 in w other available formats hardcover isbn 9781627794268 ebook isbn 9781627794275 m ar keting online publicity authorbuzz bookclubbing bookbrowse bookclub campaign discussion guide bound in book discussion guide available online author available for call-ins to bookclubs active on twitter @raemeadows active on facebook @rae.meadows author website mulehead oklahoma 1934 annie bell looks up from the kitchen sink to see the black clouds swelling against the horizon and she rejoices at last the rains have come there hasn’t been rain for seventy-three days and counting and she and her family are facing the worst drought the great plains has ever seen but when this storm proves even more dangerous than the parched weather before it annie realizes that their troubles are far from over suddenly dust is in annie’s hair covering the windowsills in the pie resting on the counter in the corners of her children s dry cracked lips as the famine of the early dust bowl years force their neighbors to abandon their homesteads one by one the bells hang on to mulehead and the only life they’ve known annie’s teenager daughter birdie hitches her heart to the boy next door with devastating consequences her young son fred suffers silently from dust pneumonia and her husband samuel sees in this hardship a message one night he wakes charged with a vision of faith and a call to fulfill it no matter how wild it may be but it is steadfast annie herself who puts the family she’s made and the path they’ve chosen into a different kind of peril when she begins to flirt with the affections of an unlikely admirer everything she holds dear is called into question rich in detail and epic in scope i will send rain gives us the awardwinning rae meadows at the height of her power pr a i se a powerful rendering of human resilience —minneapolis star tribune evocative timeless —new york times book review lush and powerful meadows paints the bell family s desperation with compassion and warmth and her precise language turns grit into gold —emma straub rae meadows is the author of calling out which received the 2006 utah book award for fiction no one tells everything a poets writers notable novel and most recently the widely praised novel mercy train she lives with her husband and two daughters in brooklyn new york 68