The Taking of the Waters by John Shannon
(John Brown Books)

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Published October 11, 2016 by John Brown Books. 498 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Lumbering prose and unsympathetic characters doom this epic which spans three generations of the American left. Clay Trumbull is the heir to a legacy of leftist social activism. Both his grandmother,

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His wife killed herself after Party members trooped obediently into a church basement in 1956 to hear a reading of Khrushchev’s “secret speech” about Stalin’s atrocities — one of Shannon’s most powerful scenes — and emerged shaken to the core.

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