In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BookConcierge - LibraryThing
The novel deals with the Johnstown flood. It's in interesting historical setting and our book club spent some time discussing the class differences (and how / whether they still exist in today's ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - astrologerjenny - LibraryThing
This is a historical novel about the flood in Johnstown, Penn in 1889. Some of the characters are taken from history, some are invented. The author does a good job of maintaining a sense of foreboding ... Read full review