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Fall On Your Knees (Oprah #45)
by Ann-Marie MacDonald

Published: 2011-01-25
Kindle Edition : 578 pages
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The Piper family is steeped in secrets, lies, and unspoken truths. At the eye of the storm is one secret that threatens to shake their lives -- even destroy them.

Set on stormy Cape Breton Island off Nova Scotia, Fall on Your Knees is an internationally acclaimed multigenerational saga ...
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The Piper family is steeped in secrets, lies, and unspoken truths. At the eye of the storm is one secret that threatens to shake their lives -- even destroy them.

Set on stormy Cape Breton Island off Nova Scotia, Fall on Your Knees is an internationally acclaimed multigenerational saga that chronicles the lives of four unforgettable sisters. Theirs is a world filled with driving ambition, inescapable family bonds, and forbidden love.

Compellingly written, by turns menacingly dark and hilariously funny, this is an epic tale of five generations of sin, guilt, and redemption.

Editorial Review

A sprawling saga about five generations of a family from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Fall on Your Knees is the impressive first fiction from Canadian playwright and actor Ann-Marie MacDonald. This epic tale of family history, family secrets, and music centers on four sisters and their relationships with each other and with their father. Set in the coal-mining communities of Nova Scotia in the early part of this century, the story also shifts to the battlefields of World War I and the jazz scene of New York City in the 1920s.

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by krilljack (see profile) 07/04/20

 
  "Fall on your Knees"by sluce (see profile) 09/09/10

 
  "Fall on your Knees"by mpaniaguatej (see profile) 01/05/10

Very well written story, Sad and tragic...but the best stories are like that. It is a book that traps your attention since the beginning and keeps you guessing until the end. I enjoy it a lot although... (read more)

 
  "Fall On Your Knees"by ladd_jenniferm (see profile) 07/23/09

A dark look at a woman's life in the early 19th century. Submissive behavior, incest, death and more - it's all in there. I really did not like this book.

 
  "Well written book, disturbing subject matter"by annkelley (see profile) 02/02/07

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