In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden

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Wheeler Pub., 2001 - Fiction - 425 pages
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This story imagines the lives that were lived, lost and irreparably changed by a tragedy that could have been averted: Frank Fallon, a Civil War veteran whose wife never recovered from the early death of their children and who finds himself enamored of her best friend; James Talbot, a lawyer for the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club tormented by the blatant disregard for the dam's safety and his own conflicting ambitions; and James's daughter, Nora, whose summerlong courtship by Daniel Fallon, Frank's surviving son, will haunt her for the rest of her life.

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User Review  - Shawna - Goodreads

Well written but the prose was a stream of consciousness... I had trouble relating to the characters and I think the multiple sub-plots made it more complicated than necessary! Read full review

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User Review  - Erin Keating - Goodreads

Loved this book so much! I've read it twice (something I don't do often). It's an historical fiction about the Johnstown flood and it's beautifully written, informative with a great story line. Read full review

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Kathleen Cambor is a PEN/Faulkner nominee and author of The Book of Mercy (FSG, 1996). She is the director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston and lives in Houston with her husband.

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