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The Day the Falls Stood Still

(2009)
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Steeped in the intriguing history of Niagara Falls, this epic love story is as rich, spellbinding, and majestic as the falls themselves.

1915. The dawn of the hydroelectric power era in Niagara Falls. Seventeen-year-old Bess Heath has led a sheltered existence as the youngest daughter of the director of the Niagara Power Company. After graduation day at her boarding school, she is impatient to return to her picturesque family home near Niagara Falls. But when she arrives, nothing is as she had left it. Her father has lost his job at the power company, her mother is reduced to taking in sewing from the society ladies she once entertained, and Isabel, her vivacious older sister, is a shadow of her former self. She has shut herself in her bedroom, barely eating--and harboring a secret.

The night of her return, Bess meets Tom Cole by chance on a trolley platform. She finds herself inexplicably drawn to him--against her family's strong objections. He is not from their world. Rough-hewn and fearless, he lives off what the river provides and has an uncanny ability to predict the whims of the falls. His daring river rescues render him a local hero and cast him as a threat to the power companies that seek to harness the power of the falls for themselves. As their lives become more fully entwined, Bess is forced to make a painful choice between what she wants and what is best for her family and her future.

Set against the tumultuous backdrop of Niagara Falls, at a time when daredevils shot the river rapids in barrels and great industrial fortunes were made and lost as quickly as lives disappeared, The Day the Falls Stood Still is an intoxicating debut novel.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: The Day the Falls Stood Still
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
ISBN: 0-7505-3370-6 / 978-0-7505-3370-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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February 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: The Day the Falls Stood Still (Thorndike Press Large Print Historical Fiction)
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
ISBN: 1-4104-2325-5 / 978-1-4104-2325-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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August 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: The Day the Falls Stood Still
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
ISBN: 1-4013-4097-0 / 978-1-4013-4097-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Voice
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Paperback Editions

February 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: The Day the Falls Stood Still
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
ISBN: 0-09-953334-0 / 978-0-09-953334-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windmill Books
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August 2010 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Day The Falls Stood Still
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
ISBN: 1-55468-328-9 / 978-1-55468-328-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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July 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Day the Falls Stood Still
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
ISBN: 1-4013-4163-2 / 978-1-4013-4163-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Books
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July 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Day the Falls Stood Still (Voice)
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
ISBN: 1-4013-4136-5 / 978-1-4013-4136-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Voice
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: The Day the Falls Stood Still
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
ISBN: 0-09-192596-7 / 978-0-09-192596-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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August 2009 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Day The Falls Stood Still
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
ISBN: 1-55468-327-0 / 978-1-55468-327-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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Audio Editions

November 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Day the Falls Stood Still: A Novel
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
ISBN: 1-4001-1481-0 / 978-1-4001-1481-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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November 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Day the Falls Stood Still: A Novel
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
ISBN: 1-4001-4481-7 / 978-1-4001-4481-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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November 2009 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Day the Falls Stood Still: A Novel
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
ISBN: 1-4001-6481-8 / 978-1-4001-6481-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Day the Falls Stood Still
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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August 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Day The Falls Stood Still
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   

August 2009 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Day the Falls Stood Still
Author(s): Cathy Marie Buchanan
Publisher: Hachette Books
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