- Published: New York : Hyperion, 2009.
- Year Published: 2009
- Description: 307 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Rich people -- Fiction.
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction. -- Ontario
- Hydroelectric power plants -- Fiction. -- Ontario
- Niagara Falls (Ont.) -- Fiction.
- Historical fiction.
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The day the falls stood still
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Call number: Fiction
Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Malletts Adult
1915. The dawn of the hydroelectric power era in Niagara Falls. The sheltered daughter of the director of the Niagara Power Company is drawn to a man her family objects to, and is forced to make a painful choice between what she wants and what is best for her family and future.
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The conflict between nature and corporations plays out in both the large scale, and the individual. It is not only a struggle between the wants and needs of man and respect of the water, but also the struggle between the want and need of money and those of the heart.
I read this novel with very little knowledge of the Falls beyond modern day tourist pictures, but it has made me very curious to know more about the history of the Falls, and what can be learned from the aftermath of diverting such a large volume of water from its natural course.
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