What do we have to give up to be whom we yearn to be? “Cascade,” Maryanne O’Hara’s richly satisfying new novel, grapples with small town limitations vs. big city sparkle, as well as the twists and turns in life that can either make or derail us. What makes the story all the more engrossing is that it’s set against the eerie backdrop of 1930s Cascade, Mass., a town about to be flooded to make way for a reservoir.
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