Rae Meadows In Conversation With Peter Geye

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Rae Meadows discusses her new book I Will Send Rain with Peter Geye

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Join us for a conversation with award-winning author Rae Meadows and local author Peter Geye.

About Rae Meadows' new book I Will Send Rain:

A luminous, tenderly rendered novel of a woman fighting for her family's survival in the early years of the Dust Bowl

Annie Bell can't escape the dust. It's in her hair, covering the windowsills, coating the animals in the barn, in the corners of her children's dry, cracked lips. It's 1934 and the Bell farm in Mulehead, Oklahoma is struggling as the earliest storms of The Dust Bowl descend. All around them the wheat harvests are drying out and people are packing up their belongings as storms lay waste to the Great Plains. As the Bells wait for the rains to come, Annie and each member of her family are pulled in different directions. Annie's fragile young son, Fred, suffers from dust pneumonia; her headstrong daughter, Birdie, flush with first love, is choosing a dangerous path out of Mulehead; and Samuel, her husband, is plagued by disturbing dreams of rain.

As Annie, desperate for an escape of her own, flirts with the affections of an unlikely admirer, she must choose who she is going to become. With her warm storytelling and beautiful prose, Rae Meadows brings to life an unforgettable family that faces hardship with rare grit and determination. Rich in detail and epic in scope, I Will Send Rain is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, filled with hope, morality, and love.

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Rae Meadows, who lives in Brooklyn, NY, 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.

Peter Geye was born and raised in Minneapolis, where he continues to live. He is the author of the novels Wintering, Safe from the Sea and The Lighthouse Road.
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