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Bruce Ferber at Barnes & Noble, Santa Monica

Bruce Ferber launches his new novel, Cascade Falls, at Barnes & Noble in Santa Monica, CA

Barnes & Noble, Santa Monica | 1201 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

When does a marriage actually end? Is it with the word divorce, or sometime long before that moment?

During the economic downturn of the late-00s, Maya and Danny Johnson and their two young children have to leave unaffordable Los Angeles for Cascade Falls—a manicured housing development in Kingman, AZ and the title of Bruce Ferber’s new novel from Rare Bird (March 2015). Danny’s new job, helping his father with the family real estate business, and Maya’s removal from the art world proves to be disastrous for their marriage and mental stability.

Embarrassed and ashamed that he can’t seem to make this life work, Danny’s impulse is to slip away—to drive as long and far as he can. When a restless and bored twenty-two year old waitress with whom he’s developed a friendship decides to go along for the ride, Danny lets it happen and the two of them embark on an odyssey, leaving Maya to deal with the fallout.

Danny’s impromptu soul-searching leads the whole family into a series of events forever changing all their lives.

For the three generations of Johnsons living at Cascade Falls, the bonds of family loyalty will be tested, secrets and lies will be revealed, and the fate of the family business—the floundering real estate company responsible for Cascade Falls—will come to a startling head.

With a haunting, emotional ending sure to leave readers divided, Cascade Falls is a novel that explores our hearts and minds, and compels us to consider our own lives, the consequences of sacrifice and of selfishness, and the irrevocable changes our decisions bring.