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Fall On Your Knees

9 Ratings: 1.7
A book by Ann-Marie MacDonald

A sprawling saga about five generations of a family from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia,Fall on Your Kneesis the impressive first fiction from Canadian playwright and actor Ann-Marie MacDonald. This epic tale of family history, family secrets, and music centers … see full wiki

Author: Ann-Marie MacDonald
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Pocket
4 reviews about Fall On Your Knees
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
Good book!
review by . May 02, 2002
I will admit this book was very well written, and kept me turning pages. But after getting through half the book, I was so frustrated and disgusted, I threw the book across the room. I forced myself to put it away, and only return to it when I knew that I could distance myself from the characters and read the rest without feeling as if my body and soul had been run over by a truck. "Fall on Your Knees" is that exhausting.I definitely enjoy a challenging read, one where characters don't lead easy …
review by . March 24, 2002
Pros: Interesting characters, compelling interpersonal situations     Cons: Insufficient character motivation, left me saying "huh?" a couple of times.     The Bottom Line: Outstanding first novel. Painful situations. I'd wait for her second novel and grab it fast!     DISCLAIMER: This is not a summary of the novel, but a critique of its content.      I picked this one up at the airport on my way out of town, thinking …
review by . March 13, 2002
I had reservations about reading this book, but on the advice of a friend, took the plunge. Not to be facetious, but James Piper, the patriarch of this family saga, should never have gotten married, considering the grief he brought on his family. The style and quality of writing throughout is excellent; in her larger-than-life approach to multiple family tragedy, Macdonald has created a great melange of family-run-amok. In the beginning, a marriage takes place that is highly inappropriate, yet none …
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