Zoom Program: Book Club – Death of a Rainmaker: A Dust Bowl Mystery by: Laurie Lowenstein

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What books have you been reading this month? We can talk about Death of a Rainmaker  or any books that have been keeping you interested. Let’s talk about something that brings us all together, our love of books. If you have any questions please contact Valerie Davis at vdavis@cc-pl.org.


This is a live program that will be conducted via Zoom, a free online video conferencing
platform. Registration is required. On the day of the program, we will email you with the link to join the live program. You are not required to have a Zoom account . If you would like to create a free account though, you may do so at https://zoom.us/signup.

If you have any questions, please contact Valerie at vdavis@cc-pl.org.


A classic murder mystery set in the 1930s Dust Bowl that portrays the era with great beauty, tenderness, and sorrowful authenticity.

When a rainmaker is bludgeoned to death in the pitch-blackness of a colossal dust storm, small-town sheriff Temple Jennings shoulders yet another burden in the hard times of the 1930s Dust Bowl. The killing only magnifies Temple’s ongoing troubles: a formidable opponent in the upcoming election, the repugnant burden of enforcing farm foreclosures, and his wife’s lingering grief over the loss of their eight-year-old son.

As the sheriff and his young deputy investigate the murder, their suspicions focus on a teenager, Carmine, serving with the Civilian Conservation Corps. The deputy, himself a former CCCer, struggles with remaining loyal to the corps while pursuing his own aspirations as a lawman.

When the investigation closes in on Carmine, Temple’s wife, Etha, quickly becomes convinced of his innocence and sets out to prove it. But Etha’s own probe soon reveals a darker web of secrets, which imperil Temple’s chances of reelection and cause the husband and wife to confront their long-standing differences about the nature of grief.

Death of a Rainmaker: A Dust Bowl Mystery

 

Age Range:   adult

Newport Branch

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