Fall On Your Knees

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Touchstone, Jan 24, 2002 - Fiction - 512 pages
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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.

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This is a truly remarkable first novel. MacDonald weaves a complex and magical tale of a family through four generations, set apart from their community by pride and guilt. The novel opens with a ... Read full review

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Every once in a while you get a book that knocks the wind out of you and for me, that book was FALL ON YOUR KNEES. In many ways it's typical of some of the angst-ridden stories that come out of the ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Ann-Marie MacDonald's play, "Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)" won the Governor General's Award for Drama, the Chalmers Award for Outstanding Play and the Canadian Authors' Association Award for Drama. She also won a Gemini Award for her role in the film "Where the Spirit Lives" and was nominated for a Genie for her role in "I've Heard the Mermaids Singing". Her book, "Fall On Your Knees" was published in 1996. MacDonald has performed in theatres across Canada, and continues to act in film, television and theatre. Her screen credits most recently include the role of Frances in "Better Than Chocolate." Her latest theatre production is the new musical comedy, "Anything that Moves,"which won the Dora Award for Outstanding New Musical.

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