The Night Rainbow: A Novel

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Apr 9, 2013 - Fiction - 272 pages
13 Reviews
It is summer in the south of France, and Pea and her little sister Margot spend their days running free, inventing games in the meadow behind their house. But Pea has worries beyond her five and a half years. Her father has died in an accident, and her mother has just lost a baby. Maman is English, already isolated in this small, foreign village, and in her compounded grief, she has retreated even further. Pea and Margot stay out of her way and try to make things better, but they can't make Maman happy again.

When Pea befriends Claude, a man who seems to love the meadow as she does, she wonders if he could be a new papa. But why do the other villagers view Claude with suspicion, and what secrets does his large empty house hold?

Beautifully written, haunting, and full of surprises, The Night Rainbow is a novel about innocence and experience, grief and compassion, and the blessings and perils of imagination.
  

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User Review  - AJ Waines - Goodreads

It's hard to put into words just how good this book is. I normally read crime and psychological thrillers, so it was refreshing to look at another genre for a change. In a nutshell it is about how a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rosie - Goodreads

This book has been sitting on my kindle for months. Finally, I've been able to dedicate some time to it, as I didn't went to give it anoint less than my full attention. Which is what it needed as I ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
22
Section 4
34
Section 5
47
Section 6
59
Section 7
66
Section 8
82
Section 16
181
Section 17
194
Section 18
206
Section 19
214
Section 20
230
Section 21
240
Section 22
245
Section 23
249

Section 9
95
Section 10
102
Section 11
110
Section 12
123
Section 13
139
Section 14
153
Section 15
166
Section 24
252
Section 25
254
Section 26
261
Section 27
265
Section 28
266
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About the author (2013)

Claire King was born in England, educated at Cambridge, and is the fiction editor for The View from Here magazine. Her short stories have been shortlisted for the BBC's Opening LInes program and the Bristol Short Story Prize. She lives in the south of France with her husband and two children. This is her first novel.

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