Rainlightby Alison McGhee
Even in a small town people have secrets, including how much they really mean to each other. In Alison McGhee's haunting debut, a tragic event sparks revelations from nine-year-old Mallie, her mother, her grandfather, a waitress, and Mallie's father's ex-lover. They discover long-hidden truths and forge new bonds in this unforgettable, heartbreaking novel about parents, children, and love.
Author Biography: Alison McGhee is the author of Shadow Baby, which also won the Minnesota Book Award for fiction. She is the recipient of a Loft-McKnight Fellowship, a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship, a 1995 Editor's Fiction Prize from Snake Nation, and a Pushcart Prize honorable mention. Born and reared in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, she lives with her family in Minnesota.
“Entering Rainlight is like walking into a kaleidoscope; like discovering a brilliant territory in which uncommon beauty mingles with a common, but devastating, loss. Poignant and vivid, this novel illuminates, in every sense. McGhee’s prose shimmers on the page.” —Julie Schumacher, author of The Body is Water
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Alison McGhee is the author of Shadow Baby. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is the recipient of a Loft-McKnight Fellowship, a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship, a 1995 Editor’s Fiction Prize from Snake Nation, and a Pushcart Prize honorable mention.
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This is a gorgeous book that takes us into a small town in the Adirondack mountains. McGhee introduces us to a community of people who have all been affected in myriad ways by the death of a young man named Starr Williams. The portions of the book written from his daughter Mallie's point of view are simply stunning. I cried when I read this book, and that says a lot. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!
This book has to be the most confusing of any I've ever read. I can't make it past Chapter 4.
Allison McGhee grabs you and does not let go. I met her through the Minnesota Parent book club I am a part of (she's a Minneapolis native) and we chose this WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL story. Someone should definately contact Oprah about this writer. Helpful Hint: Read the titles at the beginning of each chapter. You'll never even miss the quotation marks!