Three Rivers Rising by Jame Richards
A Novel of the Johnstown Flood

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Sixteen-Year-Old Celstia spends every summer with her family at the elite resort at Lake Conemaugh, a shimmering Allegheny Mountain reservoir held in place by an earthen dam. Tired of the society crowd, Celestia prefers to swim and fish with Peter, the hotel’s hired boy. It’s a friendship she must keep secret, and when companionship turns to romance, it’s a love that could get Celestia disowned. These affairs of the heart become all the more wrenching on a single, tragic day in May, 1889. After days of heavy rain, the dam fails, unleashing 20 million tons of water onto Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in the valley below. The town where Peter lives with his father. The town where Celestia has just arrived to join him. This searing novel in poems explores a cross-class romance—and a tragic event in U. S. history.


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About Jame Richards

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Jame Richards lives in Monroe, Connecticut. This is her first novel.
 
Published April 2, 2010 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 306 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Told in free verse with multiple voices, this novel dramatically recreates the impact of the historic tragedy of the Johnstown, Pa., flood on the lives of six people from 1888 to 1889.

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Not really a lake, but a reservoir held back by an earthen dam, Celestina loves her summers spent reading in the woods and swimming in the lake, even though it isn't really proper for wealthy young ladies to spend so much time alone (or swimming!).

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Description: (From the book cover) Sixteen-year-old Celestia vacations with her family at the elite resort at Lake Conemaugh, a shimmering Allegheny Mountain reservoir held in place by an earthen dam.

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