After the Rain

By Karen White
(NAL Trade, Paperback, 9780451239686, 384pp.)

Publication Date: December 31, 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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Description

From “one of the best new writers on the scene today” (The Huffington Post) comes the sequel to Falling Home, a novel set in the picaresque town of Walton, Georgia, where one woman is about to discover that the best journey is the one that brings you home.…

Freelance photographer Suzanne Paris has been on her own since she was fourteen—and she has no intention of settling down, especially not in a tiny town like Walton, Georgia. She’s here to hide out for a little while, not to form connections. Her survival depends on her ability to slip in and out of people’s lives, on never staying in one place for too long.

But no one in Walton plans on making things easy for Suzanne. For one thing, it’s a town where everyone knows everyone else—and they all seem intent on making Suzanne feel right at home. For another, Suzanne can’t help but feel drawn to this tight-knit community—or to the town’s mayor, Joe Warner, and his six kids. But Suzanne can’t afford to stick around, even if she’s finally found a place where she belongs. Because someone is looking for her—someone who won’t stop until her life is destroyed…  

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About the Author

After playing hooky one day in the seventh grade to read Gone With the Wind, Karen White knew she wanted to be a writer—or become Scarlett O'Hara. In spite of these aspirations, Karen pursued a degree in business and graduated cum laude with a BS in Management from Tulane University. Ten years later, after leaving the business world, she fulfilled her dream of becoming a writer and wrote her first book. In the Shadow of the Moon was published in August, 2000. This book was nominated for the prestigious RITA award in 2001 in two separate categories. Her books have since been nominated for numerous national contests including another RITA, the Georgia Author of the Year Award and in 2008 won the National Readers’ Choice Award for Learning to Breathe.

Karen hails from a long line of Southerners but spent most of her growing up years in London, England and is a graduate of the American School in London. She currently lives near Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two teenaged children, and a spoiled Havanese dog (who appears in several of her books), Quincy. When not writing, she spends her time reading, singing, playing piano, chauffeuring children and avoiding cooking.




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CONVERSATION STARTERS

  1. After the Rain is a sequel to the author’s earlier work Falling Home. If you’ve read Falling Home, do you remember these characters and how have they changed? Is it a pleasurable experience to reunite with them? Did you have any suspicions about Suzanne’s true identity?




Praise For After the Rain

PRAISE FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR WHO “GIVES YOU EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT!”* 

“Brilliant and engrossing.”—The Book Connection

“A lovely read.”—*New York Times Bestselling Author Kerrelyn Sparks

“The ultimate voice of women’s fiction.”— Fresh Fiction  

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