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A Dry Spell

Moloney, Susie

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ISBN 10: 0385318294 / ISBN 13: 9780385318297
Published by Delacorte, 1997
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Title: A Dry Spell

Publisher: Delacorte

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A town of wide open prairies and endless skies, Goodlands, North Dakota, seemed the perfect place to farm and raise a family--until four years without rain brought the town to its knees.&nbsp;&nbsp;Now darkness has descended on Goodlands: fires are singeing the already parched land, suspicious crimes are on the rise and an ever-increasing sense of doom is enveloping the town.&nbsp;&nbsp;Goodlands is being held in the grip of something beyond weather.&nbsp;&nbsp;And only a stranger can set it free.<br /><br />Tom Keatley has pulled rain from the sky in town after arid town.&nbsp;&nbsp;A loner, a drifter, Tom is a rainmaker, the stuff of myth.&nbsp;&nbsp;But to Karen Grange, an outsider like Tom, he is her only hope to save the dying town.&nbsp;&nbsp;For Tom Keatley, inextricably drawn to Goodlands and to Karen, the storm is just beginning.&nbsp;&nbsp;Because beneath the hard, cracked earth is a shattering secret that only he can uncover.&nbsp;&nbsp;And in the hot, dry air, a sinister force is gathering strength, ready to wage a war for the soul of the town.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />With its unforgettable characters, tautly woven human dramas and harrowing portrait of the power of nature, <i>A Dry Spell</i> weaves a spell all its own--one that stays with you long after the last page is turned.

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&quot;The myth of the given a Stephen-King-like twist in this atmospheric, vividly peopled novel. Moloney [creates] a modern-day American Gothic...[with a] climactic battle between the living and the dead. In Moloney's capable hands, the special effects always work in support of characterization--which is the best special effect of all.&quot; <i>--Publishers Weekly,</i> starred review

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