Scattered Showers

Rainbow Rowell

Illustrated by Jim Tierney

Age 12 +
04 April 2024
304 pages


*Including a brand new introduction from Rainbow Rowell for 2024*

Rainbow Rowell has won fans all over the world by writing about love and life in a way that feels true. In her first short story collection Scattered Showers, she gives us nine irresistible love stories. Illustrated throughout by Jim Tierney.

Girl meets boy camping outside a movie theatre. Best friends debate the merits of high school dances. A prince romances a troll. A girl romances an imaginary boy. And Simon Snow himself returns for a holiday adventure.

It’s a feast of irresistible characters, hilarious dialogue, and masterful storytelling, in short, everything you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell book.

A playful mash-up of new fare and fan favorites for Rowell completists, and an inviting introduction for new readers.
The remarkable Rowell offers readers a generous serving of nine exemplary short stories that are, from the first to the last, romances of a sort . . . the appeal of these enchanting stories is universal . . . Best-selling and beloved, Rowell’s writing will entice readers to the library in droves, whatever the weather.
Rowell offers more of what she does best: character-driven stories interlaced with a healthy dose of nerdiness and a little sappy indulgence thrown in as a treat. It’s easy to get swept up in these tales and root so passionately for the protagonists that it almost hurts, but readers will close the covers feeling satisfied . . . A treat.