After the Rain

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Perfection Learning, Nov 1, 1987 - Juvenile Fiction
8 Reviews
At fifteen, Rachel is a worrier. She worries about whether her family understands her, whether her friends like her, and whether she'll get her first kiss before she turns sixteen. And she worries about whether she can handle having a real boyfriend if he does come along.

But it takes a dying old man -- her grandfather -- who has never been easy for anyone to handle, to show Rachel she has very special abilities. With love and compassion, she reaches the heart of an old tyrant who has always been unreachable. And in so doing, she comes to a better understanding of her family, her friends, and herself.

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User Review  - Tammy Downing - Goodreads

I didn't realize this was a YA story until I started reading it. It was okay and for a tween probably a good book. Read full review

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User Review  - Maggie - Goodreads

Ever since I discovered Norma Fox Mazer at Borders when I was 12, she hasn't let me down. She writes beautifully and authentically in a way that really tugs at your heart strings. This book had me ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
13
Copyright

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About the author (1987)

Norma Fox Mazer was born in New York City on May 15, 1931. She studied at Antioch College and at Syracuse University. She contributed first-person articles to pulp magazines like True Confessions and True Story. Her first juvenile novel, I, Trissy, was published in 1971. She wrote more than 30 books during her lifetime including Dear Bill, Remember Me?, Summer Girls, Love Boys, and Other Short Stories, Silver, Out of Control, A Figure of Speech, and Good Night, Maman. She won numerous awards including a Newbery Honor in 1988 for After the Rain, an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 1982 for Taking Terri Mueller, a Christopher Award, and an ALAN Award. From 1997 to 2006, she taught writing at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She died of brain cancer on October 17, 2009 at the age of 78.

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