Novel Based on Quabbin Flooding, "Cascade"
The novel "Cascade" takes place in a 1930's town slated to be flooded by a fictional version of the Quabbin Reservoir in western Massachusetts. The book, by Ashland, Massachusetts writer Maryanne O'hara, is about an artist whose idea to save her town is accepted by a New York magazine. The idea -- a series of postcards -- depicts town life and inspires people to send her their own. O'hara told New England Public Radio's Helen Barrington how the fictional postcards -- and an ad from the book's publisher, Penguin -- have inspired people reading the book.