“This is what it means to care. A story of trauma and order, chaos and beauty, reality and fantasy, The History of Rain constructs a path from the trenches of WWI to the film sets and opulent estates of Golden Age Hollywood. Along the way, the story grapples with massive forces: nature and time, love and longing, public and private space. Malone, like his character, is a master of cultivation, and this book, like the gardens it imagines, is a wonder of patience and intricate attention. Wander through and try to take it all in. Everywhere you look, there is more than you expect.” –Alexander MacLeod, Giller Prize–shortlisted author of Light Lifting

“Transporting and profound, The History of Rain is a haunting tale of love, hope, truth, and beauty lost and found in unexpected places. This captivating novel had me turning pages late into the night.” – Ami McKay, award-winning author of The Birth House and The Virgin Cure

“Reader, let this beautifully crafted story transport you on a quest for love and belonging through war-ravaged Europe, the razzle dazzle of Old Hollywood, and the enchantment of grand landscape gardens. Evocative of both D. H. Lawrence and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Stephens Gerard Malone has created a sumptuous story of unrelenting tension, passion and heartbreak.” – Christy Ann Conlin, author of The Speed of Mercy and Watermark

“The History of Rain is a spellbinding tale of enchantment, deception, and the impulses and illusions that make us human.” – Carol Bruneau, award-winning author of Brighten the Corner Where You Are

“A moving and compassionate tale of war’s devastation, the moral cost of survival, and one man’s search for love. Malone proves again that he is a master of narrative tension and a first-rate historical novelist.” – Ian Colford, award-winning author of A Dark House & Other Stories