In Patricia Averbach’s novel, RESURRECTING RAIN (GoldenAntelopePress), Deena’s house is being auctioned off at sheriff’s sale and her marriage is falling apart. As her carefully constructed life unravels, her thoughts return to the New Moon Commune outside Santa Fe where she was born, and to Rain, the lesbian mother she had abandoned at fourteen. No one, not even her husband and children, know about New Moon or that she sat Shiva for Rain in exchange for living in her Orthodox grandmother’s house in an upscale suburb of Cleveland.

Deena’s story unfolds with empathy and wit as a cascade of disasters leaves this middle aged librarian unmoored from her home and family, penniless and alone on the streets of Sarasota, Florida. The novel is populated with deftly drawn characters full of their own secrets and surprises–from Deena’s blue haired freegan daughter who refuses to tell her parents where she lives, to the octogenarian TV writer who believes that crows are the reincarnated souls of Jews lost in the Holocaust. Deena loses her house, but will she find a home? Maybe the crows know.

Resurrecting Rain explores the unanticipated consequences of the choices that we make, the bonds and boundaries of love and the cost of our infatuation with materialism. At its heart the novel is a tale of loss and redemption, a reevaluation of our material culture and an appreciation for the blessing of friends and family. It demonstrates that sometimes you have to lose everything before you find yourself.

Averbach’s novel is compelling tacking like some heavy delicate tops as Gay Parents, running away and finally finding closer. Her novel isn’t a warm and funny, but will leave you with alot to think about. It’s a perfect book for bookclub.

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About Patricia Averbach

Patricia Averbach, a Cleveland native, is the former director of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center in Chautauqua, New York.

Averbach’s second novel, Resurrecting Rain, the contemporary story of a woman who loses her house but finds her home, was released by Golden Antelope Press in 2020.

Her first novel, Painting Bridges, was described in a Cleveland Plain Dealer review as “introspective, intelligent and moving.” Her poetry chapbook, Missing Persons, received the London based Lumen/Camden award in 2013 and was selected by the Times of London Literary Supplement (Nov. 2014) as one of the best short collections of the year.

Previous work includes a memoir about her early career as Anzia Yezierska’s sixteen year old literary assistant and an article about the Jewish community in a virtual world called, Second Life. Her work has appeared in Lilith Magazine, Margie, The Muse, and The Blue Angel Review.

Connect with Patricia

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Thanks to TLC Book Tours we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us the latest novel you’ve read about loss and redemption.We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

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22 thoughts on “RESURRECTING RAIN by Patricia Averbach – GIVEAWAY CLOSED

  1. Oh, my this looks so good! And I love the cover! I grew up in Chautauqua County, NY so this is wonderful to see an author who has a connection to the Chautauqua Institute!
    The book I am reading and loving right now that most definitely contains loss and redemption is Viola Shipman’s The Heirloom Garden!

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  2. Hi, I read The Ruby of The Sea by Peggy Lampman,it was intriguing and a very good page turner! This book sounds intriguing and like a very good page turner also, I will be adding it to my TBR list. Thank you for sharing about it.

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  3. I’m going to have to recommend this one to a local book club near me, they were looking for ideas for June. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

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  4. “If Only I Could Tell You” by Hannah Beckerman did a great job of exploring estranged relationships between two sisters, as well as the strain they had with their mother. They lost many years together, but were able to come back together and reconnect during a difficult time in their lives.

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  5. I just finished A Week At The Shore by Barbara Delinsky. Lots of family losses and reconciliation.
    I’m from Ohio, and I see that this author was from Cleveland, so that makes it a must read for me.

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  6. I just finished reading J SS BACH by Martin Goodman. I have spent 20 summers at Chautauqua Institution and recognize Patricia’s name though I’ve never met her.

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