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This is a wonderful story about love, friendship, family relationships and even mental illness.
While the book won't give you the warm-fuzzies, the ending does give hope and the story will stay with you.
Coe is a master of mood, character, and plot, as evidenced in this book as well as in his other fine books.
"The Rain Before it Falls" by Jonathan Coe is the story of a family told by a elderly woman through a series of photographs. Read morePublished 15 months ago by K. Kennedy
Very intriguing plot line for the novel so you can't guess what is coming next. Only criticism is that I found the wording to be overly flowery at times.Published 16 months ago by Denis Kohl
This was my first Jonathan Coe novel. Let me say straight away that his structure and style are very engaging and that this is a beautifully readable and enjoyable novel. Read morePublished on March 15, 2013 by Allie
After reading The House of Sleep I was completely overwhelmed by a story, an author of whom I never heard a word before. Read morePublished on February 11, 2013 by Katia G.
I am not sure what I expected from this novel, but I did not get it. The book was okay. I was glad to be finished with it, that is always a bad sign. Just okay.Published on February 8, 2013 by S. Struhall
Beautifully written book about dysfunctional relationships between mothers & daughters, and the cycle of abuse created. Read morePublished on December 27, 2012 by kdunne
This book is a story told through describing old photographs, their content and context, by an old lady just before she commits suicide. Read morePublished on May 9, 2012 by Janette Skinner
This is a wonderful story about love, friendship, family relationships and even mental illness. It is presented in a very creative manner: an old woman uses a stack of pictures to... Read morePublished on September 10, 2011 by OrchidSlayer
The story is told by Rosamund, who believes she will soon pass away. She is recording her family history on tape for the mysterious Imogene. Read morePublished on July 8, 2010 by Indian Prairie Public Library