The Day the Falls Stood Still
Publish date: August 25th 2009
Pages no: 307
Edition language: English
The problem with this book is that the characters all are stereotypes and the plot is absolutely predictable. A formula book. Certainly readable, but completely forgettable.
Bess Heath is 15 years old and looking forward to her final year at an exclusive girl’s academy. However, on her last day at the academy she is informed that she will not be returning to complete her graduating year. Her father has lost his job at the Niagara Power Company. Thus begins Bess’ new ...
I recieved this book as a review copy from the publicist. Started out very interesting, but I am putting it away halfway through. It was too depressing. A suicide, girl who's life is spiraling downward and sexual content I didn't want to read. The book has an overall sad tone though it is poetic.
I've looked forward to reading Cathy Marie Buchanan's first novel, The Day the Falls Stood Still, ever since I started seeing reviews of it cropping up several months ago. I tend to prefer historical fiction that deals with more recent history, and the early 20th century - a time of great change in ...
"Bleeding the River Dry", Buchanan's first novel begins in 1915 as Beth Heath leaves the Loretto Academy at Niagara Falls and finds herself living a very different lifestyle from the privileged one she's accustomed to. Her father has lost his job at the Niagara Power Company, is drinking too much an...
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