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Rae Meadows

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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 the widely praised novel, Mercy Train (in hardcover as Mothers and Daughters). Her fourth novel, I Will Send Rain, was an Indie Next pick, received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Booklist, and was shortlisted for multiple prizes. The paperback is forthcoming November 28, 2017. Meadows lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

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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

3.78 avg rating — 1,555 ratings — published 2016 — 10 editions
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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?”
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“Maybe next year. Everything was maybe next year.”
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“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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