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History of the rain: a novel

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Bedbound in her attic room beneath the falling rain, in the margin between this world and the next, Plain Ruth Swain is in search of her father, Virgil. To find him, enfolded in the mystery of ancestors, Ruthie must first trace the jutting jaw lines, narrow faces, and gleamy skin of the Swains from the restless Reverend Swain, her great-grandfather, to her grandfather Abraham, and finally to Virgil, through wild, rain-sodden history, exploits in pole-vaulting and salmon-fishing, poetry,and the 3,958 books piled high beneath the skylights in her room. Her funny, meandering narrative sings, moves, and irrevocably inspires.
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Grouping Title history of the rain
Grouping Author williams niall
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Last Grouping Update 2019-02-19 22:45:13PM
Last Indexed 2019-02-19 23:58:52PM

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subject_facet Clare (Ireland) -- Fiction, Fathers and daughters -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Irish, Poets -- Fiction, Young women -- Fiction
title_display History of the rain : a novel
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topic_facet Fathers and daughters, Fiction, Historical fiction, Irish, Literature, Poets, Young women