Scattered Showers: Stories (Hardcover)

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I’ve been waiting for this book since I knew it existed, and each short story was well worth the wait. It’s time! Scattered Showers is here for you! For best friends and fans and breakups and falling in love and complicated family Christmases (two, and they’re my favorite stories of the bunch). I will go on about the short story that takes place in the Simon Snow universe (“Snow for Christmas”) to anyone who’ll listen, but this book is more than just one story. New characters and some familiar favorites take the stage in a short story collection made for all the feelings. There’s plenty of the expert humor and dialogue that fans of any Rainbow Rowell novel will recognize, with storytelling that invites any reader to connect with the characters, different as they are, wherever they are in their lives.

— Oli Schmitz


An instant New York Times bestseller!
An instant Indie bestseller!

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell comes her first short-story collection, Scattered Showers

Rainbow Rowell has won fans all over the world by writing about love and life in a way that feels true.

In her first collection, she gives us nine beautifully crafted love stories. Girl meets boy camping outside a movie theater. 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.

About the Author

Rainbow Rowell is the award-winning #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park and the Simon Snow Trilogy, plus several other novels, short stories, and comics. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska, just like most of her characters.

Praise For…

An instant New York Times bestseller!
An instant Indie bestseller!

Goodreads, "39 of the Most Anticipated YA Books for the Rest of the Year"

“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, and their publication provides an occasion for celebration. Lots of love has gone into the bookmaking as well, with the text printed in teal and aubergine, interior illustrations, a ribbon bookmark, and stained page edges all creating an appealing package. Best-selling and beloved, Rowell’s writing will entice readers to the library in droves, whatever the weather.” - Booklist (starred review)

"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." - Kirkus Reviews

“A playful mash-up of new fare and fan favorites for Rowell completists, and an inviting introduction for new readers.” - Publishers Weekly

"This stunning short story collection full of Rainbow Rowell’s signature romantic writing is a must-read for romance fans of all ages. Bright, bold, and fun, this gorgeously packaged tome will make a beautiful addition to any bookshelf. And bonus for Simon Snow fans – he makes a guest appearance." - B&N Reads, "Our Most Anticipated New YA Book Releases of November 2022"

“What's better than one tale from the bestselling author of Eleanor & Park and Fangirl? Nine romances, which is exactly what readers are getting in Rowell's first collection of short stories. Get ready to swoon over a meet-cute between two people camping outside of a movie theater, a prince romancing a troll and a girl falling in love with an imaginary boy. Plus, Rowell's beloved character Simon Snow even gets his own holiday adventure.” - E! News, "14 Books to Add to Your Reading List in November"

“Rowell fans will recognize a few familiar characters in the author's first collection of short fiction, nine love stories largely set during the winter and holiday season.” - USA Today, "5 New Books Not to Miss"

“a collection of love stories, perfect for reading with a cup of warm tea and a cozy blanket.” - Sarasota Magazine

“Rowell is talented enough to be uncategorizable.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times, on Landline

“Rowell nails the voices of her teen protagonists—her writing swings from profane to profound, but it’s always real and always raw.”—Petra Mayer, NPR Books, on Eleanor & Park

“Absolutely captivating.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on Fangirl

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250855411
ISBN-10: 1250855411
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: November 8th, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English