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Three Rivers Rising: A Novel of the Johnstown Flood (Compact Disc)

By Jame Richards, Multivoice (Read by)
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Description


Sixteen-year-old Celestia vacations with her family at the elite resort at Lake Conemaugh, a shimmering Allegheny Mountain reservoir held in place by an earthen dam. Tired of the superficial cheer and sly judgments of the society crowd, she much prefers to swim and fish with Peter, the hotel's hired boy. It's a friendship she must keep secret her parents would never approve and when companionship turns to romance, it's a love that could get Celestia disowned. These affairs of the heart become all the more wrenching on a single, tragic day in May 1889. After days of heavy rain, the dam fails, unleashing twenty million tons of water onto Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in the valley below the town where Peter lives with his father. Told by multiple narrators, Jame Richards's searing novel in poems explores a cross-class romance, the random hand of disaster, and a tragic and indelible event in American history.

About the Author


Jame Richards lives in Monroe, Connecticut. This is her first novel.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781441878281
ISBN-10: 1441878289
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Publication Date: April 13th, 2011
Language: English