Rainlight by Alison McGhee

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The moving story of a father who dies young and the family he leaves behind

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.

About Alison McGhee

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Alison McGhee is a bestselling children’s book author and a professor of creative writing at Metropolitan State University, where she coordinates the creative writing program. She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling picture book Someday, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her family.Isabel Roxas (studioroxas.com) is an illustrator, graphic designer, and traveler who was born and raised in the Philippines. She now lives in Queens, and this is her debut picture book.
Published March 1, 1998 by Papier-Mache Press. 177 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Starr died for Johnny, protecting him from a truck speeding past the diner.

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