The Woman in the Photo

The Woman in the Photo

Large Print - 2016
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The day after Memorial Day 1889, 20 million tons of water careened downhill to Johnstown, PA, washing away the city, along with 2,000 of its residents. The tragedy occurred when a dam built for the recreation of members of the exclusive South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club broke. This tragedy links Elizabeth Haberlin and Lee Parker. Elizabeth was a member of society's elite in late 19th-century Pennsylvania. Lee and her mother have been abandoned by her father in present-day Los Angeles. Hogan (Two Sisters) alternates between Elizabeth's and Lee's stories. Each woman is 18 years old and coming into her own. Elizabeth struggles with the etiquette of her class, while Lee, who has just learned that she was adopted, searches for information about a relative seen in a photo amidst her birth records. This novel could be an excellent piece of historical fiction if it solely focused on Elizabeth and the Johnstown Flood. The chapters set in the present fall flat and distract from the more compelling sections about the past. Verdict Recommended for those who enjoy historical fiction with the caveat that they may want to skim the contemporary chapters.-Amy Stenftenagel, Washington Cty. Lib., Woodbury, MN © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press,, 2016
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781410495167
1410495167
Characteristics: 571 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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Jul 29, 2016

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Jul 29, 2016

I loved this book and the way a past and present life are intertwined. When I put this book down I wanted to pick it up again and hope there was more to read! The writing was amazing. Not only did it keep me wanting to keep turning the pages but the prose was beautiful.

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Jul 29, 2016

Two intertwined lives, past and present and a catastrophic event come together in this beautifully written book. Reading this book will have you asking more questions and feeling like your life could so easily be turned for the better by finding a way to help others through service and caring. This book will have you turning pages long into the night!

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