Rain on the Just: A Novel

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SIU Press, 1936 - Fiction - 333 pages
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Nominating Rain on the Just for the 1936 Pulitzer Prize, Ray Erwin of the Char­lotte Observer wrote, “This is the finest novel produced in North Carolina in this generation, and I don’t remember any of past generations that measures up to it.” But Mrs. Morehouse was an outsider (Massachusetts), and many of her neigh­bors, affronted by the novel of “Least Dolly Allen” and the folk around Hang­ing Dog Creek, suggested “hanging Massachusetts witches.”

 

This novel preserves the language and the folkways of the mountain natives: Least Dolly Allen, Bilow Bumgarner, Click Winkler, Trealy Sexton, Rance Drake, Tedroe Jarvis, and others. These people provide the focus of this ballad-like story set in the foothills of the Caro­lina Blue Ridge. Of Mrs. Morehouse’s power as a novelist, Edwin Granberry of the New York Sun wrote: “The reader is made to feel chagrin at his lack of charity toward the sinner, embarrass­ment at his failure to foresee the wicked­ness of the good. This is character por­trayal of a high order.”

 

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
11
Section 3
25
Section 4
46
Section 5
61
Section 6
75
Section 7
88
Section 8
100
Section 15
200
Section 16
217
Section 17
228
Section 18
242
Section 19
258
Section 20
271
Section 21
285
Section 22
300

Section 9
116
Section 10
127
Section 11
143
Section 12
160
Section 13
174
Section 14
185
Section 23
309
Section 24
321
Section 25
331
Section 26
333
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About the author (1936)

Kathleen Moore Morehouse left the world of Boston publishing in 1929 and moved to Wilkes County, North Caro­lina, where she wrote her novel and where she still lives.

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