Wednesday, February 23, 2011
66 -- Three Rivers Rising
Three Rivers Rising -- Jame Richards
This novel in verse portrays the lives of the townspeople if Johnstown in 1889, the year of the flood.
Celeltia and Peter are in love. She is of class, he works at the hotel.
Her sister, Estrella has disgraced the family by becoming an unwed mother.
Kate is a nursing student who literally just got off the train as the flood hits.
Maura is married with three children small children.
When the three rivers flood and merge together, they decimate the town of Johnstown with 20 millions tons of water. Over 2,200 people died in this natural disaster. What happened to Celeltia, Peter, Estrella, Kate and Maura?