That Rain We Needed is one man's search for his place of true belonging in an imperfect world. Sometimes comical, other times poignant, always willing to be vulnerable-here Sam Barbee unfolds his map for negotiating family and its complicated relationships. Little escapes his keen eye. "Snagged in the belly of combed clouds / I release all I am into wind," he says-he who bravely bares his soul to us all. -Susan Laughter Meyers, author of My Dear, Dear Stagger Grass.