Warriors B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | May 5, 2015

    Leonard Mlodinow: IMG The Fragility of Grand Discoveries



    When I was in graduate school at Berkeley I was offered a prestigious fellowship to study for a year in Germany, but I decided it would be a... Continue »
    1. $19.57 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer

On Order

$69.99
New Compact Disc
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Literature- A to Z

Day the Falls Stood Still

by

Day the Falls Stood Still Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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 Niagara Falls. But when she arrives, nothing is as she had 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, her 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 he 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 power of the falls for themselves. As their 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 novel.

Synopsis:

In the tradition of City of Light and Fortune's Rocks comes a stunning novel of one family's struggle, set against the tumultuous backdrop of Niagara Falls.

About the Author

Karen White is the author of eight previous books. She lives with her family near Atlanta, Georgia. Author website: karen-white.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400144815
Author:
Buchanan, Cathy Marie
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
White, Karen
Read:
White, Karen
Author:
White, Karen
Author:
ie
Author:
Buchanan, Cathy Mar
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.4 x 6.7 x 0.9 in 0.8 lb
Media Run Time:
690

Other books you might like

  1. The Outlander (P.S.)
    Used Trade Paper $7.95
  2. McGee and Stuckey's Bountiful...
    Used Trade Paper $9.95
  3. Fresh Food from Small Spaces: The...
    Sale Trade Paper $7.98
  4. The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to...
    Used Trade Paper $10.00

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Day the Falls Stood Still New Compact Disc
0 stars - 0 reviews
$69.99 Backorder
Product details pages Tantor Media - English 9781400144815 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In the tradition of City of Light and Fortune's Rocks comes a stunning novel of one family's struggle, set against the tumultuous backdrop of Niagara Falls.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.