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The Woman in the Photo - A Novel

Mary Hogan

In this compulsively-readable historical novel, from the author of the critically-acclaimed Two Sisters, comes the story of two young women—one in America’s Gilded Age, one in scrappy modern-day California—whose lives are linked by a single tragic afternoon in history. 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 eighteenth 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?

In this compulsively-readable historical novel, from the author of the critically-acclaimed Two Sisters, comes the story of two young women—one in America’s Gilded Age, one in scrappy modern-day California—whose lives are linked by a single tragic afternoon in history. 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 eighteenth 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?
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In this compulsively-readable historical novel, from the author of the critically-acclaimed Two Sisters, comes the story of two young women—one in America’s Gilded Age, one in scrappy modern-day California—whose lives are linked by a single tragic afternoon in history. 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 eighteenth 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?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tavia Gilbert, Cassandra Campbell

Length:

10h 57m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

23:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:41


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

21:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:36


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

18:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

36:57


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

12:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

11:25


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

14:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:44


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:36


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

10:05


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:49


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:44


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:22


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

22:20


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

16:19


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

11:31


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:11


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

00:34