"In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden is the story of a bittersweet romance set against the backdrop of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, flood, a tragedy that cost some 2,200 lives when the South Fork dam burst on Memorial Day weekend, 1889. The dam was the site of a gentlemen's club that attracted some of the wealthiest industrialists of the day - Henry Clay Frick, Andrew Mellon, and Andrew Carnegie - and served as a summertime idyll for the families of the rich." "In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden imagines the lives that were lived, lost, and irreparably changed by a tragedy that could have been averted: Frank Fallon, a Civil War veteran whose wife never recovered from the early deaths of their children and who finds himself enamored of her best friend; James Talbot, a lawyer for the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club tormented by the blatant disregard for the dam's safety and his own conflicting ambitions; and James's daughter, Nora, whose summerlong courtship by Daniel Fallon, Frank's surviving son, will haunt her for the rest of her life."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
In sunlight, in a beautiful garden
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001.
258 p. ;,24 cm.
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South Fork Dam (Pa.) Fiction.
Johnstown (Pa.) Fiction.
Dam failures Fiction.
Floods Pennsylvania Johnstown Fiction.
City and town life Fiction.
Capitalists and financiers Fiction.
City and town life
Capitalists and financiers