In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden

In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden

By Kathleen Cambor

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060007577, 276pp.

Publication Date: March 5, 2002

Description

In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden is the story of a bittersweet romance set against the backdrop of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, flood -- a tragedy that cost some 2,200 lives when the South Fork Dam burst on Memorial Day weekend, 1889. The dam was the site of a gentlemen's club that attracted some of the wealthiest industrialists of the day -- Henry Clay Frick, Andrew Mellon, and Andrew Carnegie -- and served as a summertime idyll for the families of the rich. In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden imagines the lives that were lived, lost, and irreparably changed by a tragedy that could have been averted.



About the Author
Kathleen Cambor is a PEN/Faulkner nominee and author of The Book of Mercy (1996). She is the director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston and lives in Houston with her husband.