Sheila Gordon, a book person born in Johannesburg, South Africa on January 22, 1927, is the author of Waiting for the Rain, The Middle of Somewhere, and Unfinished Business. She grew up in South Africa, but later moved to the United States and resided in New York City.
Waiting for the Rain tells the story of two boys growing up on a farm in South Africa during the Apartheid era. The friendship between the two boys dissipates as they grow older because one of them, who is black, seeks political equality, while the other boy, who is white, wants everything to stay the same.
Sheila lived in Brooklyn, New York for over fifty years. She died on May 10, 2013 at the age of 86. Her husband of over 60 years, Harley Gordon, died three months later on August 9, 2013. They are survived by their three children (David, Philippa, and Neil) and five grandchildren.
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