Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: Three Rivers Rising by Jame Richards

Three Rivers Rising by Jame Richards (published by Knopf, April 13, 2010)

Sixteen-year-old Celestia spends every summer with her family at the elite resort at Lake Conemaugh, a shimmering Allegheny Mountain reservoir held in place by an earthen dam. Tired of the society crowd, Celestia prefers to swim and fish with Peter, the hotel’s hired boy. It’s a friendship she must keep secret, and when companionship turns to romance, it’s a love that could get Celestia disowned. These affairs of the heart become all the more wrenching on a single, tragic day in May, 1889. After days of heavy rain, the dam fails, unleashing 20 million tons of water onto Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in the valley below. The town where Peter lives with his father. The town where Celestia has just arrived to join him. This searing novel in poems explores a cross-class romance—and a tragic event in U. S. history.


Romance, history, and a natural disaster - can't wait to read this one!

4 comments:

Kristen said...

I just love historical fiction. This book really does look good. Especially with some romance. :)

Jame said...

Thanks Rebecca---You rock! My first WoW!

jessjordan said...

Wow--I'm not usually one for historical fic, but throw in the right amount of romance and (gasp!) a book in poems, and I'm there. I'm adding this to my wishlist now ...

Shelli said...

this sounds interesting :)

 
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