I had the great pleasure of interviewing New York Times best-selling author, Catherine Gildiner, regarding her book, After the Falls: Coming of Age in the Sixties. To know Gildiner is to love her…rather – to read Gildiner is to be an instant fan and addict.
I read her first tome, Too Close to the Falls, a memoir of her childhood in Lewiston, New York, and simply could not put it down. I will never look at a holy water font or a compass quite the same way again. I fell in love with the little girl – her spunk, her wit, her courage, her intelligence and precocity.
After the Falls is the story of her life ages 13-21 with no less wit, humor, or fun. Things are just a bit more serious, but no less amusing. (I dare you to find a white lawn jockey – I did!)