Father of the Rain

Father of the Rain

by Lily King
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Father of the Rain by Lily King


Winner of the New England Book Award for Fiction and a New York Times Editors’ Choice, Lily King’s masterful third novel received glowing critical praise upon its initial publication and is poised to make an even bigger splash in paperback.

Gardiner Amory is a New England WASP who’s beginning to feel the cracks in his empire. Nixon is being impeached, his wife is leaving him, and his worldview is rapidly becoming outdated. His daughter, Daley, has spent the first eleven years of her life negotiating her parents’ conflicting worlds: the liberal, socially committed realm of her mother and the conservative, decadent, liquor-soaked life of her father. But when they divorce, and Gardiner’s basest impulses are unleashed, the chasm quickly widens and Daley is stretched thinly across it.

As she reaches adulthood, Daley rejects the narrow world that nourished her father’s fears and prejudices, and embarks on her own life—until he hits rock bottom. Lured home by the dream of getting her father sober, Daley risks everything she’s found beyond him, including her new love, Jonathan, in an attempt to repair a trust broken years ago.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602858657
Publisher: Center Point Large Print
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Edition description: Large Print Edition
Pages: 479
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


Lily King’s first novel, The Pleasing Hour won the Barnes & Noble Discover Award and was a New York Times Notable Book and an alternate for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her second book, The English Teacher, was a Publishers Weekly Top Ten Book of the Year, a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year, and the winner of the Maine Fiction Award.

Lily is the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship and a Whiting Award. Her short fiction has appeared in literary magazines including Ploughshares and Glimmer Train, as well as in several anthologies. She lives with her family in Maine.

Visit Lily's website at lilykingbooks.com

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written.inspirational...makes one think and understand a father and daughter relationship..especially those who have been surrounded by alcholics in their life.a personal insightful journey that hits closer to home than many of us want to admit...I love how the book is divided into the different eras of Daylee's life....We understand so much in the conclusion and how Daylee's life with her parents has created a strong woman, mother, wife and daughter...she's a giver and her father is a giver in his own world...Daylee and her brother, Garvey, carry the bits of love they do remember and tie their hearts to those strings to propel them into functional adult lives. I loved it...
CherishD More than 1 year ago
Page turner with such a unique style and story...and an ending that floored me. 
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Two2dogs More than 1 year ago
I LOVED THIS BOOK, THE ENDING DID NOT DISAPPOINT ME. A DIVORCE, EVEN A FRIENDLY ONE HURTS THE FAMILY AND THE CHILDREN ALWAYS FEEL TORN BETWEEN BOTH PARENTS. DALEY'S LOYALTY TOWARDS HER FATHER WAS HEARTBREAKING, A FATHER IS ALWAYS A LITTLE GIRLS HERO.
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MJohnmay291958 More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I've read this year, It will have you wanting more, you will love this story of a daughters unconditional love for her father!
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