The Rain Watcher by Tatiana De Rosnay
From blurb: The first new novel in four years from the beloved superstar author of Sarah's Key, a heartbreaking and uplifting story of family secrets and devastating disaster, in the tradition of THE NEST.
Beautifully written, I couldn't decide whether I was more interested in Linden Malegarde and his complex family dynamics or the Paris flood. Perhaps because I read the book so soon after watching the videos of the 2018 flood, the descriptions of the flooding of an ancient city were especially vivid.
A thoughtful book that inches up as the Seine rises--slow and deliberate. The Rain Watcher was as beautifully rendered as Linden Malegarde's photographs.
Read in April. Blog review scheduled for Oct. 9.
NetGalley/St. Martin's Press
Literary fiction. Oct. 23, 2018. Print length: 240 pages.