The Rain Catchers Book Summary and Study Guide

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Fourteen year old Grayling lives in her grandmother's house where tea is served each day at four and where women meet to tell their personal histories. The women take care of each other and of Grayling, protecting her from the story of her own past.
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Over the course of her fourteenth summer, Grayling falls in love, deals with the death of a loved one and finally learns the details of her own story when she travels to visit her mother and to find out about the history of her father.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   search for family/history Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Coping with loss of loved one(s)    -   Yes Loss of...    -   father Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   Momma gone Loving/sexing?    -   guy chasing

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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