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Rae Meadows

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Rae Meadows is the author of the forthcoming WINTERLAND and four previous novels: Calling Out, No One Tells Everything, Mercy Train (in hardcover as Mothers and Daughters), and most recently, I Will Send Rain, which was an Indie Next pick, and received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Booklist. She is the recipient of the Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, the Hackney Literary Award for the novel, and the Utah Book Award, and her work has been published widely. Meadows lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

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Rae Meadows Elyse! I LOVE that you didn't know it was me. It's kind of better that way, don't you think? I was so incredibly happy about your review, and that the…moreElyse! I LOVE that you didn't know it was me. It's kind of better that way, don't you think? I was so incredibly happy about your review, and that the book made it into all the books you read. You are so generous with your thoughts and words, and I am a most appreciative fan. xo(less)
Rae Meadows Hi, Haley, thanks so much for the question. I admit that I am not actively sitting down to write these weeks leading up to the book launch (and caring…moreHi, Haley, thanks so much for the question. I admit that I am not actively sitting down to write these weeks leading up to the book launch (and caring for two kids on summer break), but I am writing, in a sense that I am working out an idea in my head. After I finished writing this current novel, I went to the town in the Oklahoma Panhandle that I fictionalized. I was really taken by it for all its beauty, starkness, loneliness, and anger. I plan on writing my next book about a modern-day "Mulehead", and I may have Birdie--who is a teenager in I Will Send Rain--return as an old woman. I like the idea of linking the books without the second being a true sequel. I wrote a non-fiction piece about my visit to the Panhandle--I went with a photographer--and that will appear on the website Lit Hub on 8/22.
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I Will Send Rain

3.71 avg rating — 2,608 ratings — published 2016 — 13 editions
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Winterland

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Mothers and Daughters

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Mercy Train

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Calling Out

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No One Tells Everything

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Paperback!

Hello GR friends,

After the last presidential election, I went on hiatus from social media and Goodreads to focus on writing a new novel. Hope to have news on that one soon!

In the meantime, I Will Send Rain comes out in paperback on November 28th.

I hope to be back on GR very soon. Reviews of the many books teetering on my desk are not going to write themselves.

Happy fall, all!

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“In a span of months she had present for birth and for death, the wondrous first breath and the horrible last. But wasn't it an honor to be there at the end of life as well as the beginning? To mark the extraordinariness of a lifetime, to bear witness to its completion?”
Rae Meadows, Mothers and Daughters

“Maybe next year. Everything was maybe next year.”
Rae Meadows, I Will Send Rain

“His dreams were getting more frightful—rising black swirls of water, cars floating by like river bugs—but he didn’t know much about how to build a boat. The steam box was a start, even if he couldn’t tell Annie, even though the line between faith and becoming unhinged seemed perilously narrow.”
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