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Terrace Public Library MAC (Text) 35151001095041 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-12-28

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  • ISBN: 9780394281780 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 0394281780 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 566 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Vintage Canada edition.
  • Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, 2016.

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"Following the curves of history in the first half of the twentieth century, Fall On Your Knees takes us from haunted Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, through the battle fields of World War One, to the emerging jazz scene of New York city and into the lives of four unforgettable sisters. The mythically charged Piper family--James, a father of intelligence and immense ambition, Materia, his Lebanese child-bride, and their daughters: Kathleen, a budding opera Diva; Frances, the incorrigible liar and hell-bent bad girl; Mercedes, obsessive Catholic and protector of the flock; and Lily, the adored invalid who takes us on a quest for truth and redemption--is supported by a richly textured cast of characters. Together they weave a tale of inescapable family bonds, of terrible secrets, of miracles, racial strife, attempted murder, birth and death, and forbidden love. Moving and finely written, Fall On Your Knees is by turns dark and hilariously funny, a story--and a world--that resonate long after the last page is turned."-- Publisher.
Subject: Families > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Fiction.
Sisters > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Fiction.
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction.

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