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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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I Will Send Rain

3.73 avg rating — 2,151 ratings — published 2016 — 13 editions
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Mothers and Daughters

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3.20 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
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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?”
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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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