Niagara Falls and New York State Books


ISBN # 0060722290
Author: Joyce Carol Oakes
Publisher: Harper

Price: $14.95

Description: It is 1950 and, after a disasterous honeymoon night, Arial Erskine's young husband throws himself into the roaring waters of Niagara Falls. Arial, "the Widow Bride of the Falls," begins a relentless seven-day vigil in the mist, waiting for his body to be found. At her side is confirmed bachelor and pillar of the community Dirk Burnaby, who is unexpectedly drawn to her. What follows is a passionate love affair, marriage, and family. Tragedy soon takes over their lives, poisoning their halcyon years with distrust, greed, and murder.