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The Falls

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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.

Niagara

Niagara Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pierre Berton
Editor: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0385673655
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Full of heroes and villains, eccentrics and daredevils, scientists, and power brokers, Niagara has a contemporary resonance: how a great natural wonder created both the industrial heartland of southern Ontario and the worst pollution on the continent.

The Falls

The Falls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric Walters
Editor: Penguin Canada
ISBN: 014317276X
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Fifteen-year-old Jay Hunter has but one goal in life: to get out of the Falls. Life in the blue-collar tourist town doesn?t hold much promise for a teenage boy. But all that begins to change when his mother reveals a remarkable family history: Jay?s great-grandfather was one of the most famous river men who ever lived, saving people who?d jumped into the Falls, even going over the Falls himself numerous times. Suddenly, life in Niagara Falls holds new meaning for Jay?and a new challenge.

Above the Falls

Above the Falls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Harris
Editor: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 1926971086
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Above the Falls by John Harris Summary

In May 1936, George Dalziel flew far up the Nahanni River to check on Bill Eppler and Joe Mulholland, who were working one of his traplines. He found their cabin burned to the ground and no sign of them anywhere. What had happened to the healthy young men? Had there been an accident, or was a killer on the loose? Dalziel, known as The Flying Trapper, had a successful trapping operation along the Flat, South Nahanni and Liard rivers. Using his small airplane to locate areas rich in marten and beaver, he would leave his men in this wild country and drop in from time to time to check on them and fly out the pelts. The authorities wanted to shut Dal down. So when he saw the burned-down cabin, he knew he was in trouble. In Above the Falls, a suspenseful, fact-based novel, John Harris uses RCMP reports and the testimony of local trappers to paint a vivid picture of a gripping winter chase, an unsolved mystery and a now-vanished lifestyle in the great northern wilderness.

After the Falls

After the Falls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Catherine Gildiner
Editor: ECW Press
ISBN: 1770906363
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After the Falls by Catherine Gildiner Summary

In 1960, Cathy McClure, age 12, is thrown out of Catholic school. Her father's drugstore, faced with a superhighway and encroaching chain stores, has fallen upon hard times. So the family decides to leave Lewiston, New York, for a fresh start in suburban Buffalo. But even as Cathy embraces the tumultuous sixties and throws herself into a new life as cheerleader, Hojo Hostess, and civil rights advocate, trouble - as usual - isn't far behind. Fiesty and resolute as ever, Cathy soldiers on, but the one thing she can't fight threatens to dissolve the family that, through her many ups and downs, has always been her solid ground. Told with the same wit, charm, and candour that made Too Close to the Falls a modern classic, After the Falls is an evocative portrait of a young woman, and a country, finding its way.

The Falls

The Falls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jon Garcia,Marty Beaudet
Editor: DSP Publications
ISBN: 1632163179
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Mormons RJ and Chris find serving a mission awakens secrets in their own lives—secrets the church isn't ready to embrace.

The Day the Falls Stood Still

The Day the Falls Stood Still Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cathy Marie Buchanan
Editor: HarperCollins Canada
ISBN: 1443409642
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The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan Summary

Steeped in the intriguing history of Niagara Falls, this is an epic love story as rich, spellbinding and majestic as the falls themselves. 1915. The dawn of the hydroelectric power era in Niagara Falls. Seventeen-year-old Bess Heath has led a sheltered existence as the youngest daughter of the director of the Niagara Power Company. After graduation day at her boarding school, she is impatient to return to her picturesque family home near the falls. But when she arrives, nothing is as she left it. Her father has lost his job at the power company, her mother is reduced to taking in sewing from the society ladies she once entertained, and Isabel, Bess’s vivacious older sister, is a shadow of her former self. She has shut herself in her bedroom, barely eating and harboring a secret. The night of her return, Bess meets Tom Cole by chance on a trolley platform. She finds herself inexplicably drawn to him against her family’s strong objections. He is not from their world. Rough-hewn and fearless, he lives off what the river provides and has an uncanny ability to predict the whims of the falls. His daring river rescues render him a local hero and cast him as a threat to the power companies that seek to harness the falls for themselves. As the couple’s lives become more fully entwined, Bess is forced to make a painful choice between what she wants and what is best for her family and her future. Set against the tumultuous backdrop of Niagara Falls, at a time when daredevils shot the river rapids in barrels and great industrial fortunes were made and lost as quickly as lives disappeared, The Day the Falls Stood Still is an intoxicating debut novel.

When the Flood Falls

When the Flood Falls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J.E. Barnard
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459741234
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2016 Unhanged Arthur Award for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel — Winner When a phantom stalker targets her friend, Lacey McCrae’s crime-busting skills are tested to their limits. With her career in tatters and her marriage receding in the rear-view mirror, ex-RCMP corporal Lacey McCrae trades her uniform for a tool belt, and the Lower Mainland for the foothills west of Calgary. Amid the oil barons, hockey stars, and other high rollers who inhabit the wilderness playground is her old university roommate, Dee Phillips. Dee’s glossy life was shaken by a reckless driver; now she’s haunted by a nighttime prowler only she can hear. As snowmelt swells the icy river, threatening the only bridge back to civilization, Lacey must make the call: assume Dee’s in danger and get her out, or decide the prowler is imaginary and stay, cut off from help if the bridge is swept away.

Where Is Niagara Falls?

Where Is Niagara Falls? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Megan Stine,Who HQ
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0399539689
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Where Is Niagara Falls? by Megan Stine,Who HQ Summary

While traveling through Canada in 1678, a French priest came across the most gigantic waterfalls he'd ever seen. Stricken with both awe and fear, he began to shake, fell to his knees, and prayed. Ever since, people from all over the world have come to explore Niagara: among them the daredevils determined to tumble down or walk across the falls on tightrope. Kids will get a kick reading about the hare-brained stunts and will also learn how the falls were formed and how--one day--they will disappear.

Murder at the Falls

Murder at the Falls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arlene Kay
Editor: Lyrical Press
ISBN: 1516109325
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Murder at the Falls by Arlene Kay Summary

Army vet Persephone “Perri” Morgan has found a second career handcrafting leather pet accessories—and a satisfying sideline in training therapy dogs. But there’s no cure for a cold-blooded murderer. . . . Perri and her BFF Babette Croy team up to bring their therapy dogs to an upscale senior living facility. But The Falls’ pleasant façade hides some unpleasant secrets. Valuables are missing, feuds fester, and one resident even fears for her life. Sprightly senior Magdalen Melmoth swears she’s being targeted because her grandfather was none other than Oscar Wilde, and her legacy includes an unpublished novel by the literary genius. Convinced it’ll take more than calming canines to sniff out the truth, Perri enlists the help of her beau, hotshot reporter Wing Pruett. When a nurse is poisoned by chocolates sent to Magdalen, and a physician is brutally murdered, the case takes a deeply troubling turn. Perri, Babette, and their furry friends race to bring a killer to heel, but can they outsmart an enemy who’s simply bad to the bone?

Inventing Niagara

Inventing Niagara Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ginger Strand
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416564812
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Americans call Niagara Falls a natural wonder, but the Falls aren't very natural anymore. In fact, they are a study in artifice. Water diverted, riverbed reshaped, brink stabilized and landscape redesigned, the Falls are more a monument to man's meddling than to nature's strength. Held up as an example of something real, they are hemmed in with fakery -- waxworks, haunted houses, IMAX films and ersatz Indian tales. A symbol of American manifest destiny, they are shared politely with Canada. Emblem of nature's power, they are completely human-controlled. Archetype of natural beauty, they belie an ugly environmental legacy still bubbling up from below. On every level, Niagara Falls is a monument to how America falsifies nature, reshaping its contours and redirecting its force while claiming to submit to its will. Combining history, reportage and personal narrative, Inventing Niagara traces Niagara's journey from sublime icon to engineering marvel to camp spectacle. Along the way, Ginger Strand uncovers the hidden history of America's waterfall: the Mohawk chief who wrested the Falls from his adopted tribe, the revered town father who secretly assisted slave catchers, the wartime workers who unknowingly helped build the Bomb and the building contractor who bought and sold a pharaoh. With an uncanny ability to zero in on the buried truth, Strand introduces us to underwater dams, freaks of nature, mythical maidens and 280,000 radioactive mice buried at Niagara. From LaSalle to Lincoln to Los Alamos, Mohawks to Marilyn, Niagara's story is America's story, a tale of dreams founded on the mastery of nature. At a time of increasing environmental crisis, Inventing Niagara shows us how understanding the cultural history of nature might help us rethink our place in it today.

Coming Ashore

Coming Ashore Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Catherine Gildiner
Editor: ECW Press
ISBN: 1770906339
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The third and final volume in the spirited and witty memoir series. Picking up her story in the late '60s at age 21, Cathy Gildiner whisks the reader through five years and three countries, beginning when she is a poetry student at Oxford. Her education extended beyond the classroom to London's swinging Carnaby Street, the mountains of Wales, and a posh country estate. After Oxford, Cathy returns to Cleveland, Ohio, which was still reeling from the Hough Ghetto Riots. Not one to shy away from a challenge, she teaches at a high school where police escort teachers through the parking lot. There, she tries to engage apathetic students and tussles with the education authorities. In 1970, Cathy moves to Canada. While studying literature at the University of Toronto, she rooms with members of the FLQ (Quebec separatists) and then with one of the biggest drug dealers in Canada. Along the way, she falls in love with the man who eventually became her husband and embarks on a new career in psychology. Coming Ashore brings readers back to a fascinating era populated by lively characters, but most memorable of all is the singular Cathy McClure. The BackLit bonus content includes a reader’s guide, Q&A with the author, and more.

The Falls

The Falls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: B. Michael Radburn
Editor: Pantera Press
ISBN: 1921997427
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A week of despair... a century of evil Damaged but not yet broken, park ranger Taylor Bridges believes his ghosts are in the past - until a raging forest fire in an isolated canyon of The Falls lays bare the remains of a young woman... and a decade-old killing ground. After the police enlist Taylor in their investigation, the evidence bizarrely points to a deranged preacher who reigned over The Falls a century ago. But when a crucial witness and a policewoman disappear, it’s clear that a disciple of The Falls’ dark history is on the loose.

The Falls

The Falls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ian Rankin
Editor: Orion
ISBN: 1409107604
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The twelfth Inspector Rebus bestseller - a powerfully gripping novel where past and present collide... A student has gone missing in Edinburgh. She's not just any student, though, but the daughter of well-to-do and influential bankers. There's almost nothing to go on until DI John Rebus gets an unmistakable gut feeling that there's more to this than just another runaway spaced out on unaccustomed freedom. Two leads emerge: a carved wooden doll in a toy coffin, found in the student's home village, and an internet role-playing game. The ancient and the modern, brought together by uncomfortable circumstance...

Empire Falls

Empire Falls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Russo
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307809889
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize “Russo writes with a warm, vibrant humanity.... A stirring mix of poignancy, drama and comedy.” —The Washington Post Welcome to Empire Falls, a blue-collar town full of abandoned mills whose citizens surround themselves with the comforts and feuds provided by lifelong friends and neighbors and who find humor and hope in the most unlikely places, in this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Richard Russo. Miles Roby has been slinging burgers at the Empire Grill for 20 years, a job that cost him his college education and much of his self-respect. What keeps him there? It could be his bright, sensitive daughter Tick, who needs all his help surviving the local high school. Or maybe it’s Janine, Miles’ soon-to-be ex-wife, who’s taken up with a noxiously vain health-club proprietor. Or perhaps it’s the imperious Francine Whiting, who owns everything in town–and seems to believe that “everything” includes Miles himself. In Empire Falls Richard Russo delves deep into the blue-collar heart of America in a work that overflows with hilarity, heartache, and grace.

Where the Ice Falls

Where the Ice Falls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J.E. Barnard
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459741463
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Lacey McCrae tracks down a killer in the frozen hills of rural Alberta. When Zoe and her teenage daughter discover an ice-covered corpse at her boss’s mountain chalet, ex-Mountie Lacey McCrae trades her Christmas shopping for Victim Services duty. The dead man is Eric, an intern at the Calgary oil company where Zoe works. Reported missing after a blizzard a month earlier, he was presumed dead by misadventure. But his missing car and other inconsistencies point to a suspicious death. When someone close to Lacey goes missing in similar circumstances, she fears the two cases may be connected. With help from old RCMP colleagues and tips that Zoe swears came from a ghost, Lacey tracks a ruthless killer through the merciless winter wilderness.

The Falls of the Wyona

The Falls of the Wyona Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Brendan Hopes
Editor: Red Hen Press
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A novel of male friendship and forbidden love in post-WWII Appalachia: “A pitch-perfect exploration of the terrors and pleasures of American adolescence.” —David Pratt, author of Bob the Book In The Falls of the Wyona, four friends growing up on the banks of a wild Appalachian river just after World War II discover, almost at the same time, the dangerous, alluring Falls and the perils of their own maturing hearts. Seen through the eyes of his best friend Arden, football hero Vince falls in love with the new kid, Glen. But they have no context for their feelings—and the next few years of high school become a tense, though sometimes funny, artifice of concealment. The winner of Red Hen’s Quill Prize and an INDIES Silver Award for LGBTQ+ Fiction from Foreword Reviews, The Falls of the Wyona is a moving, powerful novel imbued with the magical atmosphere of Appalachian culture.

Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island

Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Liz Kessler
Editor: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763699381
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Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island by Liz Kessler Summary

While on vacation, Emily Windsnap finds herself swept up in an ancient prophecy as the New York Times best-selling series continues. Emily is headed to a tropical island for a relaxing vacation with friends and family. And this time, Emily promises her best friend, Shona, there will be absolutely no adventure — just plenty of fun. But somehow excitement always seems to find Emily, and before she knows it, she ends up on the other side of a powerful waterfall on a forgotten island no one else can get to. Well, no one that isn’t a half-mer like Emily and her boyfriend, Aaron. The people who live on the island believe in a prophecy that foretells how they can be saved from an imminent, devastating earthquake — and this prophecy seems to revolve around Emily and Aaron, as well as a mysterious, mythic giant. Will they be able to find the giant — and fulfill the prophecy — before it’s too late?

Murder at the Falls

Murder at the Falls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stefanie Matteson
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504037154
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Murder at the Falls by Stefanie Matteson Summary

Hollywood collides with New Jersey when legendary actress Charlotte Graham investigates an art-world murder in this charming cozy mystery It’s been fifty years since Charlotte Graham began her reign as the queen of Hollywood, and the legendary actress shows no signs of slowing down. To keep herself young, she crisscrosses the country with her friend Tom Plummer, an author devoted to the quest to find the perfect diner. From Maine to Pennsylvania, Charlotte and Tom have sampled omelets, pies, and enough hot coffee to fill the Great Lakes. But when they venture to a famous roadside eatery in Paterson, New Jersey, their search will turn deadly. The Fall View Diner is perched atop a stunning waterfall, a perfect backdrop for a short-order lunch. But the meal is spoiled when a hot young artist dives headlong off the cliffs, forcing Charlotte to slip back into her most famous role: crime-solving sleuth. On the silver screen, Charlotte Graham brings grace to every part she’s ever taken; on the page, Stefanie Matteson’s mysteries are every bit as elegant. Readers seeking murder with a touch of class will adore the Charlotte Graham series. Murder at the Falls is the 5th book in the Charlotte Graham Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

The Niagara Companion

The Niagara Companion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Linda L. Revie
Editor: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
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What is it about Niagara Falls that fascinates people? What draws them to it? Is it love, obsession, or fear? In The Niagara Companion, Linda Revie searches for an answer to these questions by examining the paintings and writings about the Falls from the late seventeenth century, when the first Europeans discovered Niagara, to the early twentieth century. Linda Revie’s study considers how three centuries of representations are shaped by the earliest encounters with the waterfall and notes shifts in the construction of landscape features and in human figures, both Native and European, in the long history of fine art depictions. Travel narratives, both literary and scientific, also come under her scrutiny, and reveal how these chronicles were influenced by previous pictures coming out of Niagara, particularly some of the first from the seventeenth century. In all of these portraits and texts, she notes a common pattern of response from the observers — moving from anticipation, to disappointment, to a kind of recovery. But in the end, there is fear. Even long after Niagara had become a tourist mecca, it was often drawn as a primordial wilderness — a place where civilization vies with wildness, artifice with nature, fear with control, the natural with the mastered. Throughout this history of images and narratives, as humans struggle to control nature, the notion of wildness prevails. Those who want a deeper understanding of why Niagara Falls continues to fascinate us, even today, will find Linda Revie’s book an excellent companion.