Synopses & Reviews
The Piper family is steeped in secrets, lies, and unspoken truths. At the eye of the storm is one secret that threatens to shake their lives -- even destroy them.
Set on stormy Cape Breton Island off Nova Scotia, Fall on Your Knees is an internationally acclaimed multigenerational saga that chronicles the lives of four unforgettable sisters. Theirs is a world filled with driving ambition, inescapable family bonds, and forbidden love.
Compellingly written, by turns menacingly dark and hilariously funny, this is an epic tale of five generations of sin, guilt, and redemption.
Haunting debut novel from one of Canada's most admired playwrights and actresses. It traces a family from Cape Breton island, Nova Scotia, through the First World War into the emerging Jazz scene of New York. Four sister cope very differently with growing up in a troubled family. ""Fall on Your Knees" is a wonderful story, a depressing, bleak, magical tale, a curious testament to both the power of love and the inability of humans to live fully without it... It is a rare talent that can produce it for others to see" Mary Loudon, "The Times".