The Small Rain

The Small Rain

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Portrays the events of Katherine Forrester Vigneras's early life and reveals her struggle to cope with the tragic death of her mother, while pursuing her goal to become a concert pianist

McMillan Palgrave
Madeleine L'Engle's classic young adult books include A Wrinkle in Time, A Swiftly Planet, and Certain Women. The Small Place, an adult novel, focuses on Katherine Forrester, the daughter of distinguished musical artists, whose career as a concert pianist evolves through loves and losses. Katherine is a child growing up in a refined, yet bohemian, artistic ambience--theatrical as well as musical . . . . [Her] adolescence is lonely and difficult, but as Katherine advances to young womanhood, her heart as well as her talent is promisingly engaged (Publishers Weekly).

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1984
Edition: First Farrar, Straus, and Giroux edition
Copyright Date: ©1945
ISBN: 9780374266370
Branch Call Number: FICTION LENGL
Characteristics: xii, 371 pages ; 21 cm


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Jun 15, 2013

Ultimately a charming story of a girl growing up in two worlds, surrounded by actors and musicians, but the dialogue was frustratingly simple. I feared an unfulfilling ending, but it did not disappoint -- it was consistent with the rest of the story.


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