The Johnstown Girls by Kathleen George

Review by Mary Alice Gorman
Hardcover April 2015

Pittsburgh mystery novelist Kathy George switches it up with this beautiful historical novel centered around two sisters who's lives are changed forever by the Johnstown Flood.

The Johnstown Flood is a gilded-age American story known to many through earlier popular books including David McCullough's The Johnstown Flood and Kathleen Cambor's novel In Sunlight, In a Beautiful Garden. Now a Johnstown native and Pittsburgh author brings all the pain and suffering of the individual women and girls into stark reality of the day and the trauma of the aftermath.

Read it and share with a teen, a reader or a day-tripper. The museums and trip to the place are both musts for the retired history lover.