The Rain Watcher

  • Type: Audiobooks
  • By: Tatiana Rosnay
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Lauren C.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781250298751
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A family vacation goes wrong... and goes right...

One of the many great things about working in a library is that patrons will often tell you if the book they are returning is extraordinarily good. One of our regular patrons who I know reads voraciously returned The Rain Watcher and gave it such a glowing review that I just had to check it out.

This character-driven book centers around Linden, who grudgingly goes to Paris for a family reunion celebrating his tree expert father's birthday and his parents' anniversary. A medical emergency and the rising Seine parallel with the unleashing of family secrets and the strengthening of relationships. This is a beautiful, real feeling story, impeccably written. It reminds me of a more uplifting and French version of Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections. The narrator of the audiobook has a lovely accent, perfect listening for a rainy spring.