I Will Send Rain A Novel

Auteur: Rae Meadows
Taal: Engels
I Will Send Rain
Auteur: Rae Meadows
Uitgever: St Martin's Press
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781250145932
  • Druk: 1
  • december 2017
  • 272 pagina's
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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 realises 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 neighbours 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 award-winning Rae Meadows at the height of her powers. This is a gorgeous, tenderly rendered novel of the resilience of family, filled with hope, longing, and love.

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A powerful rendering of human resilience. --Minneapolis Star Tribune A book about Oklahoma in the 1930s demands a spare . . .style to match the landscape. I Will Send Rain obliges . . . .evocative. . . timeless . . . These characters learn to practice kindness, even without knowing one another fully. --New York Times Book Review Rae Meadows' I Will Send Rain is as lush and powerful as the novel's Dust Bowl setting is dry and cracked--Meadows paints the Bell family's desperation with compassion and warmth, and her precise language turns grit into gold. --Emma Straub I Will Send Rain is meticulously researched, deeply felt, and beautifully written, and I loved immersing myself in its harsh and elegant world. --Curtis Sittenfeld In I Will Send Rain you'll find compassion, heartbreak, and not a word out of place. Meadows shares with John Steinbeck not just a gigantic empathy but a gigantic storytelling gift. This is a novel where love and laughter abide. --Darin Strauss Lyrical, devastating... With echoes of Faulkner and Steinbeck, each character chases after a meager form of comfort and stability in this harsh, unforgiving landscape, where 'every direction was the same. Flat, colorless, known.' Annie's efforts to save herself and her family end in sadness, but her refusal to submit to hopelessness shines through the dust and the tears. --Oprah.com Books to Read if You Love Fierce, Smart Women With deft and lyrical prose, Rae Meadows weaves a tale of love, hope and survival . . . wrapped up in lovely, evocative and powerful prose, making I Will Send Rain a book that will captivate you, and remain with you long after you have closed the cover. --Little Village Meadows's strength lies in letting her story be guided by the shadow and light of her well-rendered characters. When tragedy strikes or hope emerges, it makes sense and comes to fruition organically...A vibrant, absorbing novel that stays with the reader. --Publishers Weekly, starred review An exceptional talent for creating vivid imagery and a tender regard for her characters mark Meadows' new novel. . .Similar to John Steinbeck's haunting portrait of tenant farmers in The Grapes of Wrath, but also with the gritty, bittersweet elements in Rilla Askew's Harpsong (2007) and the poignant lyricism of Karen Hesse's Out of the Dust (1997). -Booklist, starred review [I Will Send Rain] make[s] the past feel modern and create[s] an easy kinship between the reader and Meadows's pitch-perfect characters. Alternately delicate and elegiac, glowing and ferocious, this slow dance through the devastation of history leaves readers with a glimpse of the cost to those who stayed to brave the hard times. --Shelf Awareness I Will Send Rain is delightfully vivid, both in the setting and the windows into the characters. The reader can taste the dust, and the longing in the characters' mouths. I didn't feel that I was reading as much as watching, and that kind of dive into prose always speaks highly for a novel. I Will Send Rain is an impressive showing from Meadows, well worth checking out. --LitPub A powerful rendering of human resilience. Minneapolis Star Tribune A book about Oklahoma in the 1930s demands a spare . . .style to match the landscape. I Will Send Rain obliges . . . .evocative. . . timeless . . . These characters learn to practice kindness, even without knowing one another fully. New York Times Book Review Rae Meadows' I Will Send Rain is as lush and powerful as the novel's Dust Bowl setting is dry and cracked--Meadows paints the Bell family's desperation with compassion and warmth, and her precise language turns grit into gold. Emma Straub I Will Send Rain is meticulously researched, deeply felt, and beautifully written, and I loved immersing myself in its harsh and elegant world. Curtis Sittenfeld In I Will Send Rain you'll find compassion, heartbreak, and not a word out of place. Meadows shares with John Steinbeck not just a gigantic empathy but a gigantic storytelling gift. This is a novel where love and laughter abide. Darin Strauss Lyrical, devastating With echoes of Faulkner and Steinbeck, each character chases after a meager form of comfort and stability in this harsh, unforgiving landscape, where every direction was the same. Flat, colorless, known. Annie's efforts to save herself and her family end in sadness, but her refusal to submit to hopelessness shines through the dust and the tears. Oprah.com Books to Read if You Love Fierce, Smart Women With deft and lyrical prose, Rae Meadows weaves a tale of love, hope and survival . . . wrapped up in lovely, evocative and powerful prose, making I Will Send Rain a book that will captivate you, and remain with you long after you have closed the cover. Little Village Meadows s strength lies in letting her story be guided by the shadow and light of her well-rendered characters. When tragedy strikes or hope emerges, it makes sense and comes to fruition organically...A vibrant, absorbing novel that stays with the reader. Publishers Weekly, starred review An exceptional talent for creating vivid imagery and a tender regard for her characters mark Meadows new novel. . .Similar to John Steinbeck s haunting portrait of tenant farmers in The Grapes of Wrath, but also with the gritty, bittersweet elements in Rilla Askew s Harpsong (2007) and the poignant lyricism of Karen Hesse s Out of the Dust (1997). -Booklist, starred review [I Will Send Rain] make[s] the past feel modern and create[s] an easy kinship between the reader and Meadows s pitch-perfect characters. Alternately delicate and elegiac, glowing and ferocious, this slow dance through the devastation of history leaves readers with a glimpse of the cost to those who stayed to brave the hard times. Shelf Awareness I Will Send Rain is delightfully vivid, both in the setting and the windows into the characters. The reader can taste the dust, and the longing in the characters' mouths. I didn't feel that I was reading as much as watching, and that kind of dive into prose always speaks highly for a novel. I Will Send Rain is an impressive showing from Meadows, well worth checking out. LitPub Rae Meadows' I Will Send Rain is as lush and powerful as the novel's Dust Bowl setting is dry and cracked--Meadows paints the Bell family's desperation with compassion and warmth, and her precise language turns grit into gold. Emma Straub I Will Send Rain is meticulously researched, deeply felt, and beautifully written, and I loved immersing myself in its harsh and elegant world. Curtis Sittenfeld In I Will Send Rain you'll find compassion, heartbreak, and not a word out of place. Meadows shares with John Steinbeck not just a gigantic empathy but a gigantic storytelling gift. This is a novel where love and laughter abide. Darin Strauss Lyrical, devastating With echoes of Faulkner and Steinbeck, each character chases after a meager form of comfort and stability in this harsh, unforgiving landscape, where every direction was the same. Flat, colorless, known. Annie's efforts to save herself and her family end in sadness, but her refusal to submit to hopelessness shines through the dust and the tears. Oprah.com Books to Read if You Love Fierce, Smart Women Meadows s strength lies in letting her story be guided by the shadow and light of her well-rendered characters. When tragedy strikes or hope emerges, it makes sense and comes to fruition organically...A vibrant, absorbing novel that stays with the reader. Publishers Weekly, starred review An exceptional talent for creating vivid imagery and a tender regard for her characters mark Meadows new novel. . .Similar to John Steinbeck s haunting portrait of tenant farmers in The Grapes of Wrath, but also with the gritty, bittersweet elements in Rilla Askew s Harpsong (2007) and the poignant lyricism of Karen Hesse s Out of the Dust (1997). -Booklist, starred review [I Will Send Rain] make[s] the past feel modern and create[s] an easy kinship between the reader and Meadows s pitch-perfect characters. Alternately delicate and elegiac, glowing and ferocious, this slow dance through the devastation of history leaves readers with a glimpse of the cost to those who stayed to brave the hard times. Shelf Awareness I Will Send Rain is delightfully vivid, both in the setting and the windows into the characters. The reader can taste the dust, and the longing in the characters' mouths. I didn't feel that I was reading as much as watching, and that kind of dive into prose always speaks highly for a novel. I Will Send Rain is an impressive showing from Meadows, well worth checking out. LitPub Rae Meadows' I Will Send Rain is as lush and powerful as the novel's Dust Bowl setting is dry and cracked--Meadows paints the Bell family's desperation with compassion and warmth, and her precise language turns grit into gold. Emma Straub I Will Send Rain is meticulously researched, deeply felt, and beautifully written, and I loved immersing myself in its harsh and elegant world. Curtis Sittenfeld In I Will Send Rain you'll find compassion, heartbreak, and not a word out of place. Meadows shares with John Steinbeck not just a gigantic empathy but a gigantic storytelling gift. This is a novel where love and laughter abide. Darin Strauss Lyrical, devastating With echoes of Faulkner and Steinbeck, each character chases after a meager form of comfort and stability in this harsh, unforgiving landscape, where every direction was the same. Flat, colorless, known. Annie's efforts to save herself and her family end in sadness, but her refusal to submit to hopelessness shines through the dust and the tears. Oprah.com Books to Read if You Love Fierce, Smart Women Meadows s strength lies in letting her story be guided by the shadow and light of her well-rendered characters. When tragedy strikes or hope emerges, it makes sense and comes to fruition organically...A vibrant, absorbing novel that stays with the reader. Publishers Weekly, starred review An exceptional talent for creating vivid imagery and a tender regard for her characters mark Meadows new novel. . .Similar to John Steinbeck s haunting portrait of tenant farmers in The Grapes of Wrath, but also with the gritty, bittersweet elements in Rilla Askew s Harpsong (2007) and the poignant lyricism of Karen Hesse s Out of the Dust (1997). -Booklist, starred review [ I Will Send Rain ] make[s] the past feel modern and create[s] an easy kinship between the reader and Meadows s pitch-perfect characters. Alternately delicate and elegiac, glowing and ferocious, this slow dance through the devastation of history leaves readers with a glimpse of the cost to those who stayed to brave the hard times. Shelf Awareness I Will Send Rain is delightfully vivid, both in the setting and the windows into the characters. The reader can taste the dust, and the longing in the characters' mouths. I didn't feel that I was reading as much as watching, and that kind of dive into prose always speaks highly for a novel. I Will Send Rain is an impressive showing from Meadows, well worth checking out. LitPub I Will Send Rain is meticulously researched, deeply felt, and beautifully written, and I loved immersing myself in its harsh and elegant world. Curtis Sittenfeld In I Will Send Rain you'll find compassion, heartbreak, and not a word out of place. Meadows shares with John Steinbeck not just a gigantic empathy but a gigantic storytelling gift. This is a novel where love and laughter abide. Darin Strauss

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Engels
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Paperback
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december 2017
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272 pagina's
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Rae Meadows
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St Martin's Press

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9781250145932

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A Novel
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