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Things to Do When It's Raining

(2018)
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Ci sono luoghi che hanno il potere di curare ogni ferita. Per Mae, quel luogo si chiama Alexandria Bay, la cittadina a nord di New York dove è cresciuta insieme ai nonni, che da sessant'anni mandano avanti con passione Summers' Inn, la locanda sul fiume. Lì sono di casa le sue memorie più care: il primo amore, il calore della famiglia, i pochi ricordi della mamma - con quei suoi consigli su «cosa fare quando fuori piove», quasi perle di saggezza per affrontare le piccole delusioni della vita. Ed è proprio lì, quindi, che Mae si rifugia il giorno in cui scopre che il suo futuro marito è sparito nel nulla, lasciando in bancarotta lei e tutti gli amici che avevano investito nella loro società. Ma le cose non sono più come prima. O forse è Mae a vederle sotto una luce diversa, adulta. Alla locanda, la nonna sta perdendo la lucidità di un tempo; sembra vivere in un passato di cui ricorda nitidamente ogni dettaglio e dal quale emerge all'improvviso, senza filtri, una rivelazione sconvolgente. In città, intanto, un incontro fortuito con Gabe, il suo primo grande amore, costringe Mae ad affrontare una volta per tutte la verità sulla fine della loro storia. Davanti a lei ci sono i segreti di una vita intera: un labirinto oscuro che dovrà attraversare se vorrà ritrovare la felicità per sé e la sua famiglia. Perché, se è vero che la casa è dove ti porta il cuore, a volte quel cuore ha bisogno di amore, perdono e buona volontà per rimettere insieme tutti i pezzi perduti per strada

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Evocative, wise and infused with heart...One of my favorite books this year!." - Karma Brown

"The complex and moving saga of a non-traditional family with deep bonds and even deeper secrets. Set against the idyllic background of a far-flung seaside town, the finely drawn characters of this novel test the limits of friendship, love, and forgiveness. A story that lingers long after the final page is turned." - Andrea Dunlop

"A generous book about imperfect people, a novel about the family we choose, the mistakes we make, and how love, flawed and searching and messy, is the only path to forgiveness. It’s also a gorgeously written page-turner, and when I finished it, I flipped right back to page one to savor it just a little bit more." - Lauren Fox

"Fans of Nicholas Sparks will adore Things to Do When It’s Raining, an irresistible tribute to first love, second chances and the powerful legacy of the past. Elegant and heartfelt, Marissa Stapley’s writing is a gift." - Pam Jenoff

"A haunting, gripping novel about family secrets and love lost and found. It's a story that will resonate with anyone who has returned home to find that places have as much power as people to wound, and heal." - Elizabeth Renzetti

"Things to Do When It’s Raining has heart and soul and guts, and it has achingly beautiful prose and characters so dear and real I couldn’t bear to say goodbye when I reached its final page. It’s a book about friendship and secrets, grief and regret, the peculiar shape of families and the redemptive nature of love. And it is, quite frankly, one of the best books I have read in a very long time." - Jennifer Robson

"There is something so intimate and true in the sentence, 'Every marriage harbors secrets, secrets about why it works or why it doesn't work, secrets between two people that the rest of the world can never be privy to.' Profound and intimate, raw and real—Things to Do When It's Raining is hard to put down. Loved the ending but hated to have it end!" - Nan Rossiter

"A tightly woven story that beautifully illustrates how tragedy and human weakness can cause heartbreaking ripples for years and generations to come." - K A Tucker


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April 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Things To Do When It's Raining (Thorndike Press Large Print Women's Fiction)
Author(s): Marissa Stapley
ISBN: 1-4328-5010-5 / 978-1-4328-5010-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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February 2018 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Things to Do When It's Raining
Author(s): Marissa Stapley
ISBN: 1-5258-9901-5 / 978-1-5258-9901-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Graydon House
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February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Things to Do When It's Raining
Author(s): Marissa Stapley
ISBN: 1-5011-3186-9 / 978-1-5011-3186-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Canada
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February 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Things to Do When It's Raining
Author(s): Marissa Stapley
ISBN: 1-5385-0970-9 / 978-1-5385-0970-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Things to Do When It's Raining Lib/E
Author(s): Marissa Stapley
ISBN: 1-5385-0969-5 / 978-1-5385-0969-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Graydon House
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February 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Things to Do When It's Raining
Author(s): Marissa Stapley
ISBN: 1-5385-0971-7 / 978-1-5385-0971-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Things to Do When It's Raining
Author(s): Marissa Stapley
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
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February 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Things to Do When It's Raining
Author(s): Marissa Stapley
Publisher: Graydon House
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February 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Things to Do When It's Raining
Author(s): Marissa Stapley
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon CA