Rae Meadows will be in Ponca City at Brace Books & More on Tuesday, August 16 at 3 PM to sign her latest book, I Will Send Rain.
For this book she did extensive research on the Oklahoma Panhandle during the Dust Bowl years. She was especially inspired by the photographer Dorothea Lange who captured the pain and despair of the farm families in their plight.
I Will Send Rain, her fourth novel, is a tenderly rendered story of a woman fighting for her family's survival in the early years of the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma.
Her book publicist says this is a story you feel, as the family at its center—and more broadly, their town—comes undone by the relentless waves of grit and dust that marked the 1930s Oklahoma Dust Bowl years. In the Bells, Meadows delivers an uncommon family portrait. Untethered by daily drought and storms that leave layers of dirt on counters, pies, in hair, eyes and throats, each in the family harbors a secret dream of escape: through a first love, through faith, by way of a far-away city and a man who will take you there.
At Brace Books & More we have a rich tradition of hosting many authors of national acclaim. This is again one of those authors not to miss. Can’t attend? Call us at 580-765-5173 or email us to reserve your copy. This will be an excellent gift for anyone interested in Oklahoma history.