Rainwater
—Brown, Sandra, 1948-
Book
2009
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"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 behaviour 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."--Publisher description.

Item Details
Subjects:
Boardinghouses -- Fiction.
City and town life -- Fiction.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Texas -- Fiction.
Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939 -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Single mothers -- Fiction.
Texas -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Genre:
Historical fiction.
Love stories.
ISBN:
9781451611717
9781439192924
9781439177648
9781439172773
1439177643
1439172773
Publisher, Date:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
Description:
247 p. ; 21 cm.
Notes:
Publisher, pagination and printing dates may vary.
LCCN:
2009032123
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