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Stormy Weather

(2007)
A novel by

 
 
From Paulette Jiles, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Enemy Women, comes a poignant and unforgettable story of hardship, sacrifice, and strength in a tragic time—and of a desperate dream born of an undying faith in the arrival of a better day.

Oil is king of East Texas during the darkest years of the Great Depression. The Stoddard girls—responsible Mayme, whip-smart tomboy Jeanine, and bookish Bea—know no life but an itinerant one, trailing their father from town to town as he searches for work on the pipelines and derricks; that is, when he's not spending his meager earnings at gambling joints, race tracks, and dance halls. And in every small town in which the windblown family settles, mother Elizabeth does her level best to make each sparse, temporary house they inhabit a home.

But the fall of 1937 ushers in a year of devastating drought and dust storms, and the family's fortunes sink further than they ever anticipated when a questionable "accident" leaves Elizabeth and her girls alone to confront the cruelest hardships of these hardest of times. With no choice left to them, they return to the abandoned family farm.

It is Jeanine, proud and stubborn, who single-mindedly devotes herself to rebuilding the farm and their lives. But hard work and good intentions won't make ends meet or pay the back taxes they owe on their land. In desperation, the Stoddard women place their last hopes for salvation in a wildcat oil well that eats up what little they have left . . . and on the back of late patriarch Jack's one true legacy, a dangerous racehorse named Smoky Joe. And Jeanine, the fatherless "daddy's girl," must decide if she will gamble it all . . . on love.



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April 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Stormy Weather
Author(s): Paulette Jiles
ISBN: 0-7505-3007-3 / 978-0-7505-3007-1 (UK edition)
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May 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Stormy Weather: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-06-053732-9 / 978-0-06-053732-6 (USA edition)
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April 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Stormy Weather [First Edition]
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ISBN: 0-00-200604-9 / 978-0-00-200604-0 (UK edition)
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June 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Stormy Weather: A Novel (P.S.)
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ISBN: 0-06-053733-7 / 978-0-06-053733-3 (USA edition)
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Title: Stormy Weather
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ISBN: 0-06-167275-0 / 978-0-06-167275-0 (USA edition)
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May 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Stormy Weather
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ISBN: 1-55468-189-8 / 978-1-55468-189-1 (Canada edition)
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Stormy Weather
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ISBN: 0-00-715645-6 / 978-0-00-715645-0 (UK edition)
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May 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Stormy Weather
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ISBN: 0-06-134098-7 / 978-0-06-134098-7 (USA edition)
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Title: Stormy Weather
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May 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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May 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Stormy Weather CD
Author(s): Paulette Jiles
ISBN: 0-06-125646-3 / 978-0-06-125646-2 (USA edition)
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October 2009 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Stormy Weather: A Novel
Author(s): Paulette Jiles
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