A heartbreaking story set in 1930's OK during the dust bowl. I loved the writing and the characters were so real. I admired Annie and Samuel and how they were able to survive so many hardships.
#RockinMay Day 12 Not the easiest song title to work with...I really wanted " Carry On Wayward Son" but I thought that title might be harder ??This book is a #blameitonLitsy it's about a family trying to survive the 1930's dust bowl...it sounds excellent- has anybody read this book? #DustintheWind #HappyFriday
One of the highlights of my Chicago #booktour stop was visiting The Book Stall in Winnetka. Spotted this staff pick by my friend Rae Meadows -- they have good taste here! (And now they also have signed copies of Girl in Disguise.) @CherylDeFranceschi #getindie
This book set in the Oklahoma Dust Bowl during the 1930s touches on the ways adversity can bring people together as well as isolate them. How do you stay and endure when each day holds a new trial? How do you trust your decisions when the ones made in the past brought you to a life you never imagined? Do we truly ever know our parents, spouses, children or even ourselves? It is a fast read with characters I felt I knew by the end.
Meh. A romance disguised as historical fiction. A few oddball and out of place very minor story lines that go nowhere, so much bountiful food after years of drought and not breaking even, and an anachronism or two. Also: you need a rooster to get chicks from eggs! 😂🐓
Read this novel and you will find yourself in the dust bowl of Oklahoma fighting to stay on the land, loving your family yet needing something more to fill the void. Tragic and triumphant, Rae Meadows' spare prose will draw you in until you ARE Annie, Samuel, Birdie, Fred, and Jack.
Morning perch. 🐾 #catsoflitsy
Vivid, gritty and bittersweet, I Will Send Rain is an understated story about life‘s bleakness and beauty amid the desolate landscape of 1930s Oklahoma.
Rae Meadows tells the story in taut, elegant prose—opting for a befitting realism over sentimentality, because anything else would be a disservice to her characters. There isn‘t one unnecessary word in this book, and every plot point feels earned.
#tbrtuesday These are on deck while I read Manitou Canyon by William Kent Krueger.
Here are two books that may have gotten lost in the August shuffle, but which are absolutely worth a read. One is set in dust bowl-era Oklahoma, and the other features a contemporary clan grappling with the requirements of a special-needs kid...but both are smart, compelling family dramas. Much love!
Hope to finish this soon. I'm wishing for rain as much as this family is. Cooling off with a homemade coconut milk, banana, Chambord ice pop (not as psychedelic as I've made it look).
I was forced to drink an ice-cold vodka & OJ to combat the dust and grit the Bells face every day.
I thought I'd read just a few pages to get a feel for the book. A quarter of the way in . . . I'm invested.
This novel is set in the worst of times for rural America: 1934. Depression and drought are just part of the troubles a woman her family face on their Oklahoma farm. Adding this to my current rotation.
I will admit that I decided to read the book for very deep & scientific reasons - good cover & title, but I really fell into the story. The characters were well developed and had believable imperfect relationships. I'm a fan!
I'm taking the night off from work reading to read things that I'll likely use for work. 😂
Free copy as part of the LibraryThing early reviewer program in exchange for an honest review.
Likable characters. Some parts of the plot surprised me & some I saw coming. It was a nice balance. Relatable. The writing itself was beautiful & elegant. I would highly recommend this upon its release.