Fifty Words for Rain: A Novel Free Audiobook Download by Asha Lemmie

Fifty Words for Rain is a novel by Asha Lemmie that tells the story of three people from different backgrounds as they come together to form an unlikely friendship. In alternating chapters, the story follows two of these characters, Sadie and Jena and how their families intertwine with each other through a house in the Boston area. Each character has their own personal challenges that are highly connected to their thoughts and fears about the future. The third character, Elijah, comes into contact with both of them as he searches for his grandmother's missing dog.

Eleven-year old Ella follows her older brother's footsteps and decides to go out on a log. On the way home, she gets lost in the woods and sees an animal that she is startled by. She tries to run away from the animal but trips and falls into a ravine before it can catch her. She wakes up with no memory of her past and has been "abandoned" at an institution for children, who call themselves "Hollowchildren."

The year is 2017 and most of the population has been eradicated by a virus that causes a rapid death once symptoms start to show. Those who survive have found themselves living in a dystopia where those who are deemed "pure" are brought to live in luxury while those who are "impure" are labeled as such and taken to be used for medical experiments and ultimately killed. One of them, Hannah is captured for this purpose by "the boys." They didn't tell her exactly what would happen because they knew she wouldn't cooperate otherwise, but she was determined to find out for herself.

The latest novel from acclaimed author Asha Lemmie, Fifty Words for Rain is the story of a young woman's life and family. Told at the beginning of her journey, it follows her as she starts high school, then college, and ultimately finds herself in the middle of a mental health crisis.

Fifty Words for Rain is a coming-of-age novel set in the 50s and showcasing the African American experience. The protagonist, Fannie, struggles with her identity as she navigates the world of Jim Crow South Carolina and the tumultuous events of her life that challenge stereotypes, reveal their secrets and shape her into who she is today.

Have you been out on a rainy day and thought to yourself, 'Wouldn't it be great if things were always this easy?' Well, they're not. Sometimes life is hard, but there are ways that people can make it easier. If you're feeling down and out, or just want to read something a little bit more uplifting, try going for one of these fifty words for rain:

Published Date 2020-09-01
Duration 13 hours 13 minutes
Author Asha Lemmie
Narrated Robin Eller, Katharine Lee Mcewan, Jeena Yi, Sarah Skaer, Siho Ellsmore, Louis Ozawa
(41 Reviews)
Abridged No
Is It Free? 30-days Free
Category Fiction & Literature
Parent Category Asian American Literature, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction

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