HomeGroupsTalkExploreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Loading...

Fall on Your Knees (1996)

by Ann-Marie MacDonald

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
5,1291191,695 (3.92)291
The Piper family is steeped in secrets, lies, and unspoken truths. At the eye of the storm is one secret that threatens to shake their lives even to destroy them. Set on stormy Cape Breton Island off Nova Scotia, Fall on Your Knees is an internationally acclaimed multigenerational saga that chronicles the lives of four unforgettable sisters. Theirs is a world filled with driving ambition, inescapable family bonds, and forbidden love. Compellingly written, by turns menacingly dark and hilariously funny, this is an epic tale of five generations of sin, guilt, and redemption.… (more)
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 291 mentions

English (109)  Dutch (3)  French (2)  Italian (2)  Korean (1)  German (1)  Norwegian (1)  All languages (119)
Showing 1-5 of 109 (next | show all)
I was gripped by this novel from the very beginning. A harrowing exploration of the worst and the best in families and relationships. Religion, superstition beauty and darkness. Suppressed memory which rules everything. A great boook. ( )
  Estragon1958 | May 23, 2022 |
It's been a long time since I read this. I think I will add it to my reread list! ( )
  Kgferris | Jul 12, 2021 |
Sila tejto knihy spočíva nielen v príbehu, ktorý je stavaný na ťažkých témach, ale hlavne v spôsobe vyrozprávania. Toto je tak skvelo napísané, že mi občas bolo ozaj tažko na duši.. ( )
  Zuzika | Aug 3, 2020 |
writing was great. traumas just kept building for the family until I could read no more. so tired of traumas ( )
  leebill | Apr 30, 2020 |
One of the books I can re read for the rest of my life. I love the layers of this story and the different perspectives of everyone that literally keeps them together and apart. It is sad and occasionally upsetting but well worth the read. ( )
  smooody106 | Apr 29, 2020 |
Showing 1-5 of 109 (next | show all)
Die inhaltliche Komplexität des Romans wird durch den personalen Erzählstil und den damit verbundenen häufigen Perspektivenwechsel unterstützt. Die dichte Bilder- und Motivwelt sowie die Integration unterschiedlicher Textsorten, wie Geburts- und Todesanzeigen, Liedtexte, Zitate, Tagebuchausschnitte und Briefe, vermitteln nicht nur ein hohes Maß an Authentizität sondern auch ein intensives Leseerlebnis. "Vernimm mein Flehen" ist daher - trotz einiger Längen - deutlich mehr als ein bloßes Familienepos. Stattdessen zeichnet der Roman ein mythisches und atmosphärisches Sitten- und Gesellschaftsbild der nordamerikanischen Gesellschaft des frühen zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts, das erzählerisch und stilistisch an den englischen Schauerroman erinnert. Es ist daher zu hoffen, daß die bis jetzt überwiegend in Kanada bekannte Autorin, auch in Deutschland ihr Lesepublikum findet.
 
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
"Why canst thou not always be a good lass, Cathy?"
"Why cannot you always be a good man, father?"
Wuthering Heights
Dedication
Dedicated with love and gratitude to Cheryl Daniels and Maureen White
First words
They're all dead now.
Quotations
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

The Piper family is steeped in secrets, lies, and unspoken truths. At the eye of the storm is one secret that threatens to shake their lives even to destroy them. Set on stormy Cape Breton Island off Nova Scotia, Fall on Your Knees is an internationally acclaimed multigenerational saga that chronicles the lives of four unforgettable sisters. Theirs is a world filled with driving ambition, inescapable family bonds, and forbidden love. Compellingly written, by turns menacingly dark and hilariously funny, this is an epic tale of five generations of sin, guilt, and redemption.

No library descriptions found.

Book description
The Piper family is steeped in secrets, lies, and unspoken truths. At the eye of the storm is one secret that threatens to shake their lives - evn destroy them. Set on stormy Cape Breton Island off Nova Scotia, Fall on Your Knees is an internationally acclaimed multigenerational saga that chronicles the lives of four unforgettable sister. Theris is a world filled with driving ambition, inescapable family bonds, and forbidden love. (0-7432-3718-8)
Haiku summary

Popular covers

Quick Links

Rating

Average: (3.92)
0.5 5
1 36
1.5 4
2 77
2.5 20
3 231
3.5 67
4 425
4.5 58
5 443

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

HighBridge Audio

2 editions of this book were published by HighBridge Audio.

Editions: 1565116925, 1681682184

HighBridge

An edition of this book was published by HighBridge.

» Publisher information page

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 172,048,432 books! | Top bar: Always visible