Rae Meadows & Martha Brockenbrough

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Elliott Bay Book Company says
A writer who has won good praise for her first three novels, Rae Meadows could well start reaching the larger readership her work merits with her lovely new novel, I Will Send Rain (Henry Holt). Its 1934 setting in Dust Bowl Oklahoma means the title carries different resonance than it might here in Seattle, as it powerfully renders the times - and feeling of living without moisture. Reading with Rae Meadows this evening is Seattle writer Martha Brockenbrough, who is founder of National Grammar Day (March 4), and most recently the author of The Game of Love and Death (Scholastic).

“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

“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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