book cover of Rainlight


A novel by

The moving story of a father who dies young and the family he leaves behind

Even in a small town people have secrets, including how much they really mean to each other. In Alison McGhee's haunting debut, a tragic event sparks revelations from nine-year-old Mallie, her mother, her grandfather, a waitress, and Mallie's father's ex-lover. They discover long-hidden truths and forge new bonds in this unforgettable, heartbreaking novel about parents, children, and love.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Poignant and vivid... McGhee's prose shimmers on every page." - Julie Schumacher

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Used availability for Alison McGhee's Rainlight

Hardback Editions

February 1998 : USA Hardback

Title: Rainlight
Author(s): Alison McGhee
ISBN: 1-57601-006-6 / 978-1-57601-006-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Papier Mache Pr
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Paperback Editions

November 2001 : USA Paperback

Title: Rainlight
Author(s): Alison McGhee
ISBN: 0-312-27703-2 / 978-0-312-27703-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Kindle Editions

September 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Rainlight: A novel
Author(s): Alison McGhee
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