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The Resource Rainwater, Sandra Brown

Rainwater, Sandra Brown

Label
Rainwater
Title
Rainwater
Statement of responsibility
Sandra Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The year is 1934. With the country in the stranglehold of drought and economic depression, Ella Barron runs her Texas boardinghouse with an efficiency that ensures her life will be kept in balance. Between chores of cooking and cleaning for her residents, she cares for her ten-year-old son, Solly, a sweet but challenging child whose misunderstood behavior finds Ella on the receiving end of pity, derision, and suspicion. When David Rainwater arrives at the house looking for lodging, he comes recommended by a trusted friend as "a man of impeccable character." But Ella senses that admitting Mr. Rainwater will bring about unsettling changes. However, times are hard, and in order to make ends meet, Ella's house must remain one hundred percent occupied. So Mr. Rainwater moves into her house...and impacts her life in ways Ella could never have foreseen. The changes are echoed by the turbulence beyond the house walls. Friends and neighbors who've thus far maintained a tenuous grip on their meager livelihoods now face foreclosure and financial ruin. In an effort to save their families from homelessness and hunger, farmers and cattlemen are forced to make choices that come with heartrending consequences. The climate of desperation creates a fertile atmosphere for racial tensions and social unrest. Conrad Ellis -- privileged and spoiled and Ella's nemesis since childhood -- steps into this arena of teeming hostility to exact his vengeance and demonstrate the extent of his blind hatred and unlimited cruelty. He and his gang of hoodlums come to embody the rule of law, and no one in Gilead, Texas, is safe. Particularly Ella and Solly
Summary
In a time of drought and economic depression in 1934, Ella Barron runs her boardinghouse in Texas while caring for her son, Solly, and responds to the calm influence of one of her boarders, David Rainwater, while facing the tension and uncertainty around her
Storyline
Tone
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327984
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • [Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.R718
LC item number
R35 2009
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Rainwater, Sandra Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21410932
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
247 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9781439172773
Lccn
2009032123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Rainwater, Sandra Brown
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21410932
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
247 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9781439172773
Lccn
2009032123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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