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Fall on Your Knees
Fall on Your Knees
Author: Ann-Marie MacDonald
The Piper family is steeped in secrets, lies, and unspoken truths. At the eye of the storm is one secret that threatens to shake  their lives -- even destroy them. Set on stormy Cape Breton Island off Nova Scotia, Fall on Your Knees is an internationally acclaimed multigenerational saga that chronicles the lives of four unforgettab...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743237185
ISBN-10: 0743237188
Publication Date: 1/24/2002
Pages: 512
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 503 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Fall on Your Knees on + 98 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 13
I cannot find the words to describe this book. I didn't like it at first, but then I was unable to put it down and unable to forget it after I finished it. Definitely one of the most gripping novels I've ever read. It will make you laugh, it will repulse you, and it will horrify you, all the while keep you reading it. It's the first Oprah book I've read, but it won't be the last.
Leigh avatar reviewed Fall on Your Knees on + 377 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 12
Disturbing, engaging, dark tale of a family that's not quite "right" - the only one that is seemingly well-adjusted is the one who we read about in letters from long ago, when she was alive and living far away from the family. The eerie reason for the disjointed familial relations you won't discover until the end of the book. I was left with a "Sixth-Sense" type feeling, where I was forced to think back on what I'd read in a different light.
bananapancakes avatar reviewed Fall on Your Knees on + 95 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
Haunting and engrossing. I could not put it down until I was done and then I was sad the story was over. You have to stick with it to enjoy it.
reviewed Fall on Your Knees on + 80 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
One of my all-time favorites. This was out of print when I read it-- a coworker gave it to me who also loved it. I sent an email through Oprah's website because I thought it was tragic that people could no longer get this fabulous story. (I NEVER feel that strongly to actually email!) Well, two months later Oprah's selection was... take a guess. Coincidence? Well, I choose to take credit for supplying the world with all those additional copies. (You're WELCOME. LOL)
steviem avatar reviewed Fall on Your Knees on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This is my absolute favorite book! I reread it every year or two and always find something new in it. The characters are amazingly complex, the storyline is engrossing and shocking. I find myself thinking about it for weeks after finishing it every time! FANTASTIC!
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reviewed Fall on Your Knees on + 7 more book reviews
I wanted to like this book but it was tough. The writing style was not my favorite at all and I had trouble caring about the characters. I persisted through about 350 pages before finally giving up because I realized I didn't care how it ended :(
claudiemae avatar reviewed Fall on Your Knees on + 17 more book reviews
OH! I enjoyed this book so much.It was darker and more detailed than "we were the mulvaneys" a many generational story that was a gret read as well. Once I started,I had to finish,the author pulls you along,building towards the end.The end was a surprise in itself,I confess,I had to reread the last chapter. This author has a great way of writing,and I look forward to reading another by her.
mrswiggs avatar reviewed Fall on Your Knees on + 51 more book reviews
A bit graphic at times, but a interesting read.


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