After the Falls: Coming of Age in the Sixties (Paperback)

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“Continuing her memoirs in the same frank and funny tone as her previous book, Too Close to the Falls, Gildiner recounts her experience coming of age in the 1960s. She copes with an unhappy move to Buffalo with her family, vandalizes neighborhood houses in a misguided attempt to bring about social change, goes off to college, and deals with a tragedy at home. Her personal narrative is a tour through the 1960s, revealing the political unrest and social movements that defined the era.”
— Erica Caldwell, Present Tense, Batavia, NY


A hilarious and moving follow-up to The New York Times bestselling Too Close to the Falls.

Catherine Gildiner shares the next chapter in a story that has already captivated many readers. It's 1960, and twelve-year-old Cathy McClure has just been thrown out of Catholic school for filling the holy water font with vodka. Hoping to give her a fresh start, Cathy's parents leave behind small-town Niagara Falls for suburban Buffalo. There, as the quaint world of 1950s America recedes into history, Cathy dives headfirst into the tumultuous new decade. But when tragedy strikes at home, Cathy-vandal, HoJo hostess, and civil rights demonstrator-must take on her most challenging role yet.

About the Author

Catherine Gildiner is a clinical psychologist and writer. She lives in Toronto.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780143119852
ISBN-10: 0143119850
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: October 25th, 2011
Pages: 384
Language: English