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Rainy days, rainy reads

March 14, 2010

This weekend the weather in Boston has been pretty miserable – rainy, windy and cold.  Although the weather isn’t conducive to walking through Boston Common or seeing the swans in the Public Garden, it’s pretty great for relaxing and reading a great book.   For your rainy weather reads, try these blustery books:

  • East Wind, Rain by Caroline Paul – The Japanese air force has just attacked the U.S. Navy stationed at Pearl Harbor, electrifying the world. On a far more local level, the small, remote Hawaiian island of Niihau is owned and operated like a private fiefdom by a man named Mr. Robinson, who lives off-island and visits regularly but doesn’t want his peaceful islanders disturbed by outside news.
  • Caspian Rain by Gina Nahai – Nahai explores the struggles of an Iranian family in the tenuous decade before the Islamic revolution. Twelve-year-old Yaas narrates her family’s story, beginning before her birth at her parents’ unlikely meeting.
  • Right as Rain by Bev Marshall – Spanning two decades in the Deep South, this novel tells the story of Tee Wee and Icey – a cook and a housekeeper working side-by-side in rural Mississippi.
2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 15, 2010 8:52 am

    How fun! Thanks for the sugs. This reminds me of when the radio plays theme day songs. So many great songs that mention rain…

  2. March 15, 2010 1:17 pm

    Thanks for the rainy-day reccs. Oy. What a mess it is!!

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