The Rain Watcher by Tatiana de Rosnay @tatianaderosnay @stmartinspress Publication Day 10-30-18
Linden Malegarde has come home to Paris from the United States. It has been years since the whole family was all together. Now the Malegarde family is gathering for Paul, Linden’s father’s 70th birthday.
Each member of the Malegarde family is on edge, holding their breath, afraid one wrong move will shatter their delicate harmony. Paul, the quiet patriarch, an internationally-renowned arborist obsessed with his trees and little else, has always had an uneasy relationship with his son. Lauren, his American wife, is determined that the weekend celebration will be a success. Tilia, Linden’s blunt older sister, projects an air of false fulfillment. And Linden himself, the youngest, uncomfortable in his own skin, never quite at home no matter where he lives―an American in France and a Frenchman in the U.S.―still fears that, despite his hard-won success as a celebrated photographer, he will always be a disappointment to his parents.
Their hidden fears and secrets slowly unravel as the City of Light undergoes a stunning natural disaster, and the Seine bursts its banks and floods the city. All members of the family will have to fight to keep their unity against tragic circumstances. In this profound and intense novel of love and redemption, de Rosnay demonstrates all of her writer’s skills both as an incredible storyteller but also as a soul seeker.
I’ll always be a fan of Tatiana de Rosnay! After reading “Sarah’s Key”, I needed time to recover! She has a very unique way of entwining family history, drama, and life lessons. Her writing is poetic and makes you feel all the emotions of her characters. “The Rain Watcher” is no different. It was a beautiful told family drama encompassing secrets kept, (oddly enough, the title of her last book), family tradition, and family tragedy.
Her characters are well developed and it didn’t take long to become invested in their lives, their family, and their futures. This story was similar in style to her last book “Secrets Kept” but very different to “Sarah’s Key” which was an over the top 10 star magnificent historical account.
Hello ! My new book,” The Rain Watcher” will be published in the USA by St. Martin’s Press in October 2018.
It’s my first new novel in four years !
“The Rain Watcher is a powerful family drama set in Paris as the Malegarde family gathers to celebrate the father’s 70th birthday. Their hidden fears and secrets are slowly unraveled as the City of Light undergoes a stunning natural disaster. Seen through the eyes of charismatic photographer Linden Malegarde, the youngest son, all members of the family will have to fight to keep their unity against tragic circumstances.In this profound and intense novel of love and redemption, De Rosnay demonstrates all of her writer’s skills both as an incredible storyteller but also as a soul seeker.”
I am a Franco-British author, of English, French and Russian descent.
My books include MANDERLEY FOREVER, SARAH’S KEY, A SECRET KEPT, THE HOUSE I LOVED, THE OTHER STORY and A PARIS AFFAIR.
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