Improbable friendships and brushes with death. A schoolgirl affecting the course of aboriginal politics. Elvis and cocktails and Catholicism and the secrets buried deep beneath a place that may be another, undiscovered Love Canal - Lewiston, New York. Too Close to the Falls is an exquisite, haunting return, through time and memory, to the heart of Catherine Gildiner's childhood.
And what a childhood it was...
Hilarious and insightful. Anyone who was raised catholic and/or in a small town can relate. Wonderful moments when parts of the world become clear to the author. Do you remember discovering that not every family was just like yours, in fact, some are RADICALLY different? A fun look at life in the 50's....Continua