Published by Random House Canada, 2009 Catherine McKenzie, author of, has created the. In fact, the only thing that doesn't seem to change in his life is the weather in San Diego--it hasn't rained in nearly two years. Here's the basic premise, as spoiler-free as possible. Andy may finally have a chance with love interest Hillary Hsing. Every review is an honest representation of my impression of the book. Will he make the right ones and figure himself out along the way? On a shelf in the living room were several books and a note inviting guests to take those they wanted and to leave any finished books behind.
Synopsis An earnest journey from heartache to heartthrob and all the emotions along the way; at once an old-fashioned love story and a cautionary tale of self-reinvention. You just need to remember to be realistic about them. I think the problem is that it is just not my favorite topic of reading. Things may look bleak for him, but the tone of the book's hopeful and funny rather than somber. Overall, this was an entertaining read. The journey was emotional and heavy, but worth the feeling I have right now. This was a pleasant little surprise.
His wife has just left him. It sounded like a lot of fun. This story was difficult for me to read. He's the kind of character you're just rooting for. Overall I really engaging story about a man picking up the pieces of his life.
Andy Dunne is in his early thirties and is a down and out weather forecaster whose wife has just left him. Klomparens covers many subjects in great detail: meteorology, sailing, video animation, teenagers, as well as a quick trip to Hong Kong. I do not have it now. This is a brand new book, the second novel by author Shawn Klomparens, who lives in Jackson, Wyoming. Loved the backdrop of weather and how it was another character in this novel.
When his new job Synopsis: At the start of the novel, Andy Dunn is working as a radio weatherman in sunny Southern California and the weather hasn't changed much - it's close to two years with no rain. Andy's luck and life is starting to change. The emotions are so real, and you can most certainly relate with the main character, Andy, and his internal struggles, whether you are a man or woman. Lack of rain and water shortages are not fun and require planning and sacrifice. I admit to not being familiar with this author.
Thing is, it seems women all over are loving him too! The supporting cast really added to the story, especially the relationship between Andy and his young niece. She ends up leaving him and moving practically everything out of their house. How we compare ourselves to others, thinking we don't rate. Andy is struggling to figure out his place in life and what's important to him. It's a fun read and keeps a great pace, and it keeps your interest with a few interesting twists for the main character. Yes, that tension makes for a good read, but sometimes, a good read is just a good read.
I was pleasantly surprised at the very beginning. Each character had a complicated life and a voice; each character was well-developed. I really liked the character of Andy, he was a good guy, with a lot of problems recently thrown at him and I think he handles himself really well. What ensues is a hilarious and heartfelt tale of an average guy trying to do right by himself, his deceased twin brother, his sister and her two kids, and the woman of his dreams, all while keeping his eyes on the sky hoping to predict when it will finally rain after almost two years of no rain. Overall, this was an entertaining read. He suffers from a potassium deficiency after his personal trainer tells him it's okay to leave bananas out of his prescribed health shakes which taste awful, because, he says, he doesn't like bananas. Random House's publishing companies in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, and Korea are publishing leaders in their territories.
This is a brand new book, the second novel by author Shawn Klomparens, who lives in Jackson, Wyoming. It struck a nerve with me. Andy was struggling to do the best he knew how to, and that's what made him real. These are just a few of the restrictions. Their love seems sweet, but troubled.
I thought the characters in this book were great. . Some problems were solved too easily, some were blown way out of proportion and then the explanation just did not work for me. We're allowed to water our lawns only three times a week on assigned days, depending on the type of dwelling we live in and our address. The emotional obstacles are real. The book built up nicely and I was really looking forward to seeing how Klomparens would wrap things up.
I was hooked after the first few pages of Two Years, No Rain. Even though I was absorbed by Andy's world, the supporting characters in this novel were just as enjoyable to read about. Yellow sticky notes take on a very funny significance in this novel. Andy Dunne's life is revealed through all the episodes in his personal and professional From the evening weatherman to the star of a children's show. The supporting characters are just as engaging. And he harbours a not so secret attraction for Hillary, a married woman - who is happily flirting back. Everything tied in so nicely, but in an unpredictable, nice, solid way.