Following the curves of the twentieth century, FALL ON YOUR KNEES takes us from haunted Cape Breton island in Nova Scotia through the battlefields of ...Show synopsisFollowing the curves of the twentieth century, FALL ON YOUR KNEES takes us from haunted Cape Breton island in Nova Scotia through the battlefields of World War I into the emerging jazz scene in New York City, and immerses us in the lives of four unforgettable sisters. The children of a driven and ambitious father, the sisters -Kathleen, the oldest, a beautiful talent intent on a career as an opera diva; Frances, the drunken rogue and child prostitute; Lily, the pseudo-saint cripple; and Mercedes, the fervent Catholic and protector of the flock - are swept along by the tumult of events and of their own desires. This is a story of family relationships, racial strife, miracles, attempted murder, birth and eath, and an extraordinary love affair.Hide synopsis
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This is the book I wish I could claim to have written. It is a true jackanory-story, which is threaded all the way through with love, humour, intrigue, deception, sadness, hope and glory. But the reader is aware of something dark and sinister hovering uncomfortably between the lines. The characters are life-like, believable and your heart will be wrenched by their histories.
I loved this book so-much-so that I searched for another written by the same author; THE WAY THE CROW FLIES... I was not dissappointed!!
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