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Publisher Description

It is 1950 and, after a disastrous honeymoon night, Ariah Erskine's young husband throws himself into the roaring waters of Niagara Falls. Ariah, "the Widow Bride of the Falls," begins a relentless seven-day vigil in the mist, waiting for his body to be found. At her side is confirmed bachelor and pillar of the community Dirk Burnaby, who is unexpectedly drawn to her. What follows is a passionate love affair, marriage, and family -- a seemingly perfect existence. But tragedy soon takes over their lives, poisoning their halcyon years with distrust, greed, and murder.

Set against the mythic-historic backdrop of Niagara Falls in the mid-twentieth century, this haunting exploration of the American family in crisis is a stunning achievement from "one of the great artistic forces of our time" (The Nation).
This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
October 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
512
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
2.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Verbose Boss ,

Teacher

A very well written slice of American life from a portion of history not much remembered, but still relevant to people's problems of today.

breejoy8 ,

Meh

It was good but wordy. Exhaustingly wordy. Great story with so many words.

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