The Rain Before It Falls

The Rain Before It Falls

Book - 2007
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"Evacuated to Shropshire during the Blitz, eight-year-old Rosamond forged a bond with her cousin Beatrix that augured the most treasured and devastating moments of her life. She recorded these memories sixty years later, just before her death, on cassettes she bequeathed to a woman she hadn't seen in decades. When her beloved niece, Gill, plays the tapes in hopes of locating this unwitting heir, she instead hears a family saga swathed in promise and betrayal: the story of how Beatrix, starved of her mother's affection, conceived a fraught bloodline that culminated in heart-stopping tragedy - its chief victim being her own granddaughter. And as Rosamond explores the ties that bound these generations together and shaped her experience all along, Gill grows increasingly haunted by how profoundly her own recollections - not to mention the love she feels for her grown daughters, listening alongside her - are linked to generations of women she never knew."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: 2007
ISBN: 9780670917334
Branch Call Number: AF COE


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nellie May 12, 2008

I really enjoyed this book about relationships and family secrets. The use of descriptions of photographs is a wonderful way to tell a story.


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nellie May 12, 2008

An elderly woman describes family secrets from old photographs to a blind woman, to give her some background of her circumstances in life.

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