Three Rivers Rising

Three Rivers Rising

A Novel of the Johnstown Flood

Book - 2010 | 1st ed.
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Sixteen-year-old Celestia is a wealthy member of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club, where she meets and falls in love with Peter, a hired hand who lives in the valley below, and by the time of the torrential rains that lead to the disastrous Johnstown flood of 1889, she has been disowned by her family and is staying with him in Johnstown. Includes an author's note and historical timeline.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780375858857
0375858857
9780375958854
0375958851
Branch Call Number: TEEN RICHARD
Characteristics: 293 p. : map ; 22 cm.

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kesha1123
Jul 16, 2013

Beautifully written and completely engaging novel in verse that explores classism during an actual natural/ man-made disaster. Every detail from the characters' names to the romantic word choice was given the highest attention. I felt the pain of each character and the joy as well.

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ABenoit
Jun 23, 2013

Really really liked it

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inthemeantimes
Jun 13, 2013

A book worth reading...
I really wish Peter and Celestia's relationship could have been developed- it would be more believable and enjoyable. You would cheer them on much more. As it is, you're just kinda 'Oh, they met and now they're in love.' Plus their love isn't the most believable thing. They just want to be together (which is great, but I want to know WHY, you know? I DO cheer for them and love them though, k?) . Also, C's mom and dad's suddenly being totally forgiving was slightly sudden. Otherwise, I love this book! There are some *beautiful* phrases in here that I put into my quote book... I liked the crossing of characters... It's a good one, but not necessarily one I really really want to buy to own for myself to read 42 more times.

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