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Paperback Book Details
  • 07/2016
  • 9781945217005
  • 296 pages
  • $13.99
Ebook Details
  • 07/2016
  • 978-1-945217-01-2
  • 294 pages
  • $8.99
Seven Kinds of Rain: River Saga Book One
K. Lyn Wurth, author

Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

Three Orphans Seek Shelter in the Trees On a southern Nebraska prairie in 1919, in small-town Darkwater Creek, an abandoned housemaid with vaudeville memories, a railroad magnate’s neglected son, and a runaway Pawnee boy come of age where money is power, the right name brings privilege, and the color of your skin can make you disappear.
Reviews
Wurth (The Darkwater Liar’s Account) combines skillful prose with down-to-earth characters in this story of the harsh realities faced by three children in early-1900s Nebraska. Abandoned by her parents at age four, Margaret Rose Grady spends her childhood in a dreary orphanage in Darkwater Creek, Nebr., until, at age 12, she is taken in by a quiet man who wants her to care for his children and his sick wife. Margaret Rose befriends Kuruk, a Pawnee boy who has run away from the white man’s attempts to “civilize” him and strip him of his heritage at the Genoa school, and Jack, son of the rich, unscrupulous widower Albert Hollingwood. Together, the three survive deadly storms and an influenza outbreak, and witness the ruthless machinations of Jack’s father, a railroad magnate who will do anything to get what he wants. Despite these challenges, the three children work to maintain their connection with one another and struggle through adolescence together. Wurth writes in an appealing prose (“I... step into the freshly fallen night, so deep violet the lilacs dissolve into it”), and her fully realized characters are unique and distinct. This series launch is an auspicious beginning. (BookLife)
Kourtney Heintz on amazon.com

Seven Kinds of Rain is a stark and gritty work of historical fiction. K. Lyn Wurth has done an excellent job capturing the feel of 1900s Darkwater, NE. The story alternates point of view in first and third person allowing the reader a glimpse into the minds of the adults and children in this town. The main characters are three children who strike an unlikely friendship despite being the mayor's privileged son, a Pawnee Indian runaway, and an orphan girl working as a servant.

Their experiences in town are vastly different, yet they all must endure injustices and damaging experiences. This is a haunting and powerful story of the helplessness of children. The writing is beautiful and bewitching. Ms. Wurth weaves sentences that are so powerful, you will feel like you are right there in the treehouse with the children and can smell the river. This is a powerful novel that stays with you long after the last page has been read.

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 07/2016
  • 9781945217005
  • 296 pages
  • $13.99
Ebook Details
  • 07/2016
  • 978-1-945217-01-2
  • 294 pages
  • $8.99

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