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Cascade A Novel Of Art And Desire In The 1930sWhat Would You Give Up To Become The Person You Knew You Were Meant To Be It S 1935, And Dez Spaulding Has Sacrificed Her Plans To Work As An Artist In New York To Care For Her Bankrupt, Ailing Father In Cascade, Massachusetts When He Dies, Dez Finds Herself Caught In A Marriage Of Convenience, Bound To The Promise She Made To Save Her Father S Shakespeare Theater, An Especially Difficult Feat Since The Town Faces Almost Certain Flooding To Create A Reservoir When She Falls For Fellow Artist And Kindred Spirit Jacob Solomon, She Sees A Chance To Escape With Him And Realize Her New York Ambitions, But Her Decisions Will Have Bitter And Unexpected Consequences.Fans Of Richard Russo, Amor Towles, Sebastian Barry, And Paula McLain Will Savor This Transporting Novel About The Eternal Tug Between Our Duties And Our Desires, Set In New York City And New England During The Uncertain, Tumultuous 1930s.

10 thoughts on “Cascade

  1. says:

    What drives the artist a need to leave something behind, something preserved of one s self, or simply for the fame and fortune in the here and now Art lives long after the artist has passed on The central theme to this extraordinary book is expressed by the main character, Desdemona Hart Spaulding We people take up space, and then when we re gone, there s just the space left, and sometimes you can t quite comprehend how that can happen This is illustrated on a grand scale, with the floo What drives the artist a need to leave something behind, something preserved of one s self, or simply for the fame and fortune in the here and now Art lives long after the artist has passed on The central theme to this extraordinary book is expressed by the main character, Desdemona Hart Spaulding We people take up space, and then when we re gone, there s just the space left, and sometimes you can t quite comprehend how that can happen This is illustrated on a grand scale, with the flooding of the town of Cascade Massachusetts to create a reservoir for Boston How does an entire town simply cease to exist Who will remember the river, the library, movie theater, round church, diner, and playhouse, not to mention the people Set against the backdrop o...

  2. says:

    I believe this is tied with Tell the Wolves I m Home for my favorite book of the year I can t say enough about it, beautifully written, meaningful and enjoyable An incredibly moving story, heartbreaking and, ultimately uplifting I just can t recommend this enough Enjoy

  3. says:

    It is 1934 in Cascade, Massachusetts, a small town in the western part of the state Picturesque, bucolic, it was once a thriving summer vacation spot, with a gorgeous Shakespearean theater managed by the big hearted, passionate William Hart Then the crash happened, the Depression hit, and like everywhere in the U.S., Cascade started going through hard times.For Desdemona Hart Spaulding, talented daughter of William, her sacrifice to survive came in exchange for her happiness An artist who tra It is 1934 in Cascade, Massachusetts, a small town in the western part of the state Picturesque, bucolic, it was once a thriving summer vacation spot, with a gorgeous Shakespearean theater managed by the big hearted, passionate William Hart Then the crash happened, the Depression hit, and like everywhere in the U.S., Cascade started going through hard times.For Desdemona Hart Spaulding, talented daughter of William, her sacrifice to survive came in exchange for her happiness An artist who trained in Boston and New York City, she married Cascade native Asa Spaulding, a mild pharmacist who wanted nothingthan to settle down and have many babies Dez, afraid for her ailing father and his now shuttered theater, married in hopes of saving what she could her remaining family only to lose that two months later Against that bitter loss came additional heartbr...

  4. says:

    To be very honest, When I began reading this novel, I was actually rather bored The first chapter certainly didn t grab me and thrill me any and it was kind of slow plodding along for a while after that I didn t dislike it at all and the writing is good, but there wasn t much excitement at first As the story progressed, I had trouble finding a character that I could identify with, but as time went on, I grew to like this book The plot, although the pacing is slower,is interesting and unlike To be very honest, When I began reading this novel, I was actually rather bored The...

  5. says:

    There is so much going on in this novel, it s hard to know where to begin to talk about it It s about a woman who believes in her art and isn t willing to bow to the will of a man It s about art and its power to communicate It s about love, and how it ...

  6. says:

    In the Boston suburb of Cascade in 1935, Desdemona Hart Spaulding has put off her art career in New York to care for her dying father, and in the process, has married a steady local man to rest her father s concerns about her own well being, and to resurrect the theater in town, to which her father has devoted his life.When her father dies, not only has she realized the terrible error of her marriage, but she learns that th...

  7. says:

    Cascade caught my attention when Aubra of Unabridged Chick wrote a glowing review of the novel Of course, the incredibly gorgeous cover does not hurt either My tastes do not align with Aubra s all of the time, but, when she raves about a novel, my interest perks Thus, when I had the opportunity to get onto a tour for Cascade, I jumped for it Though I did not get quite as swept up into the flow of Cascade, I did love its simple beauty and pitch perfect portrayal of the the time period.Though Cascade caught my attention when Aubra of Unabridged Chick wrote a glowing review of the novel Of course, the incredibly gorgeous cover does not hurt either My tastes do not align with Aubra s all of the time, but, when she raves about a novel, my interest perks Thus, when I had the opportunity to get onto a tour for Cascade, I jumped for it Though I did not get quite as swept up into the flow of Cascade, I did love its simple beauty and pitch perfect portrayal of the the time period.Though set during the 1930s and 1940s, Cascade does not focus on thetraditional su...

  8. says:

    This is, by far, one of my favorite books this year What a fabulous debut from Maryanne O Hara What s not to love I was immediately hooked by the first lyrical sentences, the Shakespearean references and parallels, the 1930s historical backdrop of the Depression, WWII, the Dust Bowl events ripe with tension and conflict And, of course, I was pulled in by the central thread of this fictional tale a town is threatened to be flooded and turned into a reservoir to make way for the water needs This is, by far, one of my favorite books this year What a fabulous debut from Maryanne O Hara What s not to love I was immediately hooked by the first lyrical sentences, the Shakespearean references and parallels, the 1930s historical backdrop of the Depression, WWII, the Dust Bowl events ripe with tension and conflict And, of course, I was pulled in by the central thread of this fictional tale a town is threatened to be flooded...

  9. says:

    This was a First Reads win, and I am so grateful to have won it Cascade certainly provides a lot to think about, and is one of the rare books that inspires me to dig into the real life events behind the fiction.There are so many plots and themes seamlessly woven into a beautiful narrative The obliteration of a town to create a reservoir A marriage of convenience with a man who doesn t understand you, then passion and adultery with a man who does Small town dissatisfaction, big city disill This was a First Reads win, and I am so grateful to have won it Cascade certainly provides a lot to think about, and is one of the rare books that inspires me to dig into the real life events behind the fiction.There are so many plots and themes seamlessly woven into a beautiful narrative The obliteration of a town to create a reservoir A marriage of convenience with a man who doesn t understand you, then passion and adultery with a man who does Small town dissatisfaction, big city disi...

  10. says:

    I have always been fascinated by the creation of the Quabbin Reservoir during the 1930s and the four small Massachusetts towns that were drowned under its rising waters This book gives you the flavor of what it was like to live in one of those towns, and having to deal with both the Great Depression and the looming construction of the Reservoir Everything is seen through the eyes of a talented and artistic woman who embraces the turmoil of the time as an opportunity to find love and fulfillmen ...

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