The Woman in the Photo

The Woman in the Photo

Large Print - 2016
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1888: Elizabeth Haberlin, of the Pittsburgh Haberlins, spends every summer with her family on a beautiful lake in an exclusive club. Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains above the working class community of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the private retreat is patronized by society's elite. Elizabeth summers with Carnegies, Mellons, and Fricks, following the rigid etiquette of her class. But Elizabeth is blessed (cursed) with a mind of her own. Case in point: her friendship with Eugene Eggar, a Johnstown steel mill worker. And when Elizabeth discovers that the club's poorly maintained dam is about to burst and send 20 million tons of water careening down the mountain, she risks all to warn Eugene and the townspeople in the lake's deadly shadow. Present day: On her 18th birthday, genetic information from Lee Parker's closed adoption is unlocked. She also sees an old photograph of a genetic relative -- a 19th century woman with hair and eyes likes hers -- standing in a pile of rubble from an ecological disaster next to none other than Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross. Determined to identify the woman in the photo and unearth the mystery of that captured moment, Lee digs into history. Her journey takes her from California to Johnstown, Pennsylvania, from her present financial woes to her past of privilege, from the daily grind to an epic disaster. Once Lee's heroic DNA is revealed, will she decide to forge a new fate?
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press,, 2016.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781410495167
1410495167
Characteristics: 571 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Jul 29, 2016

“Life is a series of minutes, gathered into hours, twisted into days, braided into months, and coiled into years.

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"Birth is not a fate. You must create your destiny that is yours. Uniquely yours.

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Jul 29, 2016

I loved this book and the way a past and present life are intertwined. When I put this book down I wanted to pick it up again and hope there was more to read! The writing was amazing. Not only did it keep me wanting to keep turning the pages but the prose was beautiful.

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Jul 29, 2016

Two intertwined lives, past and present and a catastrophic event come together in this beautifully written book. Reading this book will have you asking more questions and feeling like your life could so easily be turned for the better by finding a way to help others through service and caring. This book will have you turning pages long into the night!

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