In From the Rain

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iUniverse, Sep 12, 2011 - Fiction - 340 pages
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Devastated after the drowning death of his wife, Suzanne, fifty-year-old Howard Munro resigns his tenure as head of the English department at St. Martin’s College in Toledo, Ohio. Hoping to make a fresh start in his life and with a new job waiting for him in southern California, he strikes out for San Diego in his motor home. En route, he picks up a rain-soaked hitchhiker, Miriam Kovacs, a down-on-her-luck unemployed waitress thumbing her way west. Culturally and socially the two travelers are a study in opposites: the successful, well-educated, and pro-life Munro; and Kovacs, a marginalized high school dropout with a long history of menial jobs and failed relationships—a woman intent on terminating her unwanted pregnancy. Yet despite the differences that divide them, their journey across America will unite them in an unexpected meeting of hearts and minds. The woman provides Munro with the first female companionship since the passing of his wife. The professor gives Kovacs—an unsophisticated woman who has rarely ventured beyond her Philadelphia home—her first glimpse of new horizons and new values. In the process, both people will be changed forever.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
1
CHAPTER 2
14
CHAPTER 3
23
CHAPTER 4
33
CHAPTER 5
44
CHAPTER 6
50
CHAPTER 7
60
CHAPTER 8
73
CHAPTER 18
173
CHAPTER 19
178
CHAPTER 20
185
CHAPTER 21
192
CHAPTER 22
203
CHAPTER 23
216
CHAPTER 24
223
CHAPTER 25
234

CHAPTER 9
77
CHAPTER 10
86
CHAPTER 11
93
CHAPTER 12
104
CHAPTER 13
113
CHAPTER 14
128
CHAPTER 15
136
CHAPTER 16
147
CHAPTER 17
164
CHAPTER 26
246
CHAPTER 27
257
CHAPTER 28
269
CHAPTER 29
280
CHAPTER 30
286
CHAPTER 31
304
EPILOGUE
321
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