Sudden Rain

A Novel
Product Number: EB00571209
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781439125847
Publisher: Scribner
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A vivid, gripping, emotional, and addictive read, Sudden Rain is also a rare and valuable portrait of an era: the long-lost final manuscript of Maritta Wolff-the author who, at the age of twenty-two, published what Sinclair Lewis deemed "the most important novel of the year," Whistle Stop (1941). Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as "the Nixon-era precursor to Tom Perrotta's acclaimed novel, Little Children" this is a compelling drama that offers great insight into the nature of marriage-both then and now. Now that Sudden Rain has come out of its hiding place-in Wolff's refrigerator, found after her death-it remains gloriously frozen in time. Set in the fall of 1972, the novel perfectly captures, with expansive emotion and cinematic detail, the domestic trends of three generations of middle-class couples living in suburban Los Angeles. A brilliant portrait of its burgeoning era, Sudden Rain also offers striking cultural commentary on our everyday notions of love and marriage; individuality, equality, and community; and the promise and pursuit of the American Dream.

Author(s): Maritta Wolff
Original Publish Date: May 11, 2010

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Author(s): Maritta Wolff
Narrator(s): Barbara Rosenblat
Product Number B1491
Released: May 09, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781565119543

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