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The Resource History of the rain : a novel, Niall Williams

History of the rain : a novel, Niall Williams

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History of the rain : a novel
Title
History of the rain
Title remainder
a novel
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Niall Williams
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eng
Summary
Ruthie Swain, the bedridden daughter of a dead poet, tries to find her father through stories -- and through generations of family history in County Clare
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Title
History of the rain
Creator
Summary
We are our stories. We tell them to stay alive or keep alive those who only live now in the telling. In Faha, County Clare, everyone is a long story. Bedbound in her attic room beneath the rain, plain Ruth Swain is in search of her father. To find him, Ruthie must first trace the Swains, their jutting jaw lines, narrow faces and gleamy skin, from the restless Reverend Swain, her great-grandfather, to grandfather Abraham, to her father, Virgil via pole-vaulting, salmon fishing, poetry and a wild rain-sodden history of the pursuit of the impossible on fourteen acres of the worst farming land in Ireland. A celebration of books, love and the healing power of storytelling, this is an exquisite, funny novel in which every sentence sings.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10307691
Cataloging source
UPZ
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6073.I43273
LC item number
H57 2014
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Niall Williams
History of the rain : a novel, Niall Williams

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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