Once Upon a River

Suspenseful, romantic, and richly atmospheric, this is “a beguiling tale, full of twists and turns like the river at its heart, and just as rich and intriguing” (M.L. Stedman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Light Between ...

Author: Diane Setterfield

Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books

ISBN: 074329808X

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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From the instant #1 New York Times bestselling author of the “eerie and fascinating” (USA TODAY) The Thirteenth Tale comes a “swift and entrancing, profound and beautiful” (Madeline Miller, internationally bestselling author of Circe) novel about how we explain the world to ourselves, ourselves to others, and the meaning of our lives in a universe that remains impenetrably mysterious. On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while away the dark hours, when the door bursts open on a grievously wounded stranger. In his arms is the lifeless body of a small child. Hours later, the girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can science provide an explanation? These questions have many answers, some of them quite dark indeed. Those who dwell on the river bank apply all their ingenuity to solving the puzzle of the girl who died and lived again, yet as the days pass the mystery only deepens. The child herself is mute and unable to answer the essential questions: Who is she? Where did she come from? And to whom does she belong? But answers proliferate nonetheless. Three families are keen to claim her. A wealthy young mother knows the girl is her kidnapped daughter, missing for two years. A farming family reeling from the discovery of their son’s secret liaison stand ready to welcome their granddaughter. The parson’s housekeeper, humble and isolated, sees in the child the image of her younger sister. But the return of a lost child is not without complications and no matter how heartbreaking the past losses, no matter how precious the child herself, this girl cannot be everyone’s. Each family has mysteries of its own, and many secrets must be revealed before the girl’s identity can be known. Once Upon a River is a glorious tapestry of a book that combines folklore and science, magic and myth. Suspenseful, romantic, and richly atmospheric, this is “a beguiling tale, full of twists and turns like the river at its heart, and just as rich and intriguing” (M.L. Stedman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Light Between Oceans).

Once Upon a River A Novel

"A demonstration of outstanding skills on the river of American literature." —Entertainment Weekly Bonnie Jo Campbell has created an unforgettable heroine in sixteen-year-old Margo Crane, a beauty whose unflinching gaze and uncanny ...

Author: Bonnie Jo Campbell

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393082005

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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“A demonstration of outstanding skills on the river of American literature.” —Entertainment Weekly "Bonnie Jo Campbell has built her new novel like a modern-day craftsman from the old timbers of our national myths about loners living off the land, rugged tales as perilous as they are alluring. Without sacrificing any of its originality, this story comes bearing the saw marks of classic American literature, the rough-hewn sister of The Leatherstocking Tales, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Walden.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post

Once Upon the River Love

With the same mastery of plot and prose that marked the author’s Dreams of My Russian Summers, this novel demonstrates Makine’s remarkable ability to recreate the past with such precision and beauty that the present becomes all the more ...

Author: Andreï Makine

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628722304

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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In the immense virgin pine forests of Siberia, where the snows of winter are vast and endless, sits the little village of Svetlaya. Once, the village had been larger, more prosperous, but time and the pendulum of history had reduced it by the 1970s to no more than a cluster of izbas. But for three young men—the handsome young Alyosha, the crippled Utkin, and the older, dashing Samurai—little is needed to construct their own special universe. Despite the harshness of the environment and their meager resources, the three adolescents form a tight band of friendship and dream of another life, a world of passion and love. And when they learn one day that a Western film is being shown in the closest real city, they trek for hours on snowshoes to see it. Through that film, the boys’ lives are changed forever. Written from the perspective of twenty years after these youthful events, Once Upon the River Love follows the destinies of these three young idealists up to the present day, to the boardwalks of Brighton Beach and the jungles of Central America. With the same mastery of plot and prose that marked the author’s Dreams of My Russian Summers, this novel demonstrates Makine’s remarkable ability to recreate the past with such precision and beauty that the present becomes all the more poignant.

Once Upon a River

It Begins and Ends at the Swan Fathers And Sons Lily And the River Jonathan
Tells a Story A Tale of Two Children Once Upon a Time, a Long Time Ago
Happily Ever After Author's Note Acknowledgements Extract from Diane
Setterfield's ...

Author: Diane Setterfield

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473555817

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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'I was completely spellbound' - RUTH HOGAN 'An absolute feast of a book, which will keep you engrossed' RED magazine Some say the river drowned her...Some say it brought her back to life On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames, the regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open and in steps an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a child. Hours later, the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? And who does the little girl belong to? An exquisitely crafted historical mystery brimming with folklore, suspense and romance, as well as with the urgent scientific curiosity of the Victorian age. ____________________ What readers are saying: ***** ‘Pure escapism, a beautifully written story.’ ***** ‘[An] intriguing and captivating tale which is utterly entrancing and deserves to be savoured.’ ***** ‘[A] haunting and compelling story of hope and the power of myths and legends. I adored it.’ ***** ‘It felt as comforting as the fantastical stories you read as a child yet with a darker edge.’ ***** ‘I was entranced from the beginning to the end.’

Once Upon a River

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Author: Lorrie Bartlett

Publisher: PublishAmerica

ISBN: 1462662951

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Page: 194

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ONCE UPON A RIVER, tells the story of a young couple in love" trying to escape the girls tyrannical father. With his beloved dog team and meager belongings they undertake an impossible journey into unexplored territory. In the 1930's when vintage aircraft were competing for Mail runs and passenger service, the daring 'Bush Pilots', who flew them, were hired by the girls father to find the runaway pair. In desperation they search with reckless abandon, the mysterious Bristol Bay region of the Bering Sea."

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Die Liebe zu Zeiten der Cholera

Author: Gabriel García Márquez

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Once Upon a River

What happened to her? Who is she? Everyone in this novel has a story, and the border between truth and fantasy, eternity and the now, is more porous than we would ever think and crossed as swiftly as the river itself.

Author: Diane Setterfield

Publisher: Doubleday UK

ISBN: 9780857525666

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Page: 380

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Once Upon a River

Author: Ted Frothingham

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Category: Yarmouth (Mass.)

Page: 113

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Once Upon a River

The book is written for high school readers, perhaps junior high readers, too. An excellent resource for research into water and the environment, it's a must-have to school and public libraries.

Author: Bill Idarola

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ISBN: 9781536977233

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Once Upon a River is a work of fiction that presents a brief and clear exploration of what water treatment is all about. In a conversation between a wise old owl and a couple of curious kids, it discusses why water treatment is necessary, the history of it, some of the technology, some of the issues involved (such as taxes) and why it's important to keep rivers clean. The book is written for high school readers, perhaps junior high readers, too. An excellent resource for research into water and the environment, it's a must-have to school and public libraries.

Once Upon a River

This biography tells the story of a Garland Shewmaker who rose from a green deckhand to spend forty-five years as a pilot and master of several boats and on barge lines.

Author: Garland Shewmaker

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ISBN: 9781418493172

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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This biography tells the story of a Garland Shewmaker who rose from a green deckhand to spend forty-five years as a pilot and master of several boats and on barge lines.

Once Upon a River They Were There

Author: Grace Terry

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ISBN: 9781930374225

Category: Princeton (Minn.)

Page: 282

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Once Upon a River

After the violent death of her father, in which she is complicit, Margo takes to the Stark River in her boat in search of her vanished mother.

Author: Bonnie Jo Campbell

Publisher: Charnwood

ISBN: 9781444816228

Category: Bildungsromans

Page: 424

View: 134

After the violent death of her father, in which she is complicit, Margo takes to the Stark River in her boat in search of her vanished mother. But the river, Margo's childhood paradise, is a dangerous place for a young woman travelling alone, and she must be strong to survive.

Once Upon a River

New book, Once Upon a River, is a 68,000 word adult novel about the people, both rageous and outrageous, in a small, Eastern N. C. town as seen primarily through the eyes of a city bus driver.

Author: Smith Hagaman

Publisher: Second Wind Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781630661472

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Page: 216

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New book, Once Upon a River, is a 68,000 word adult novel about the people, both rageous and outrageous, in a small, Eastern N. C. town as seen primarily through the eyes of a city bus driver.

Once Upon the River

Author: Denise A. Huestis

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Category: Industrial revolution

Page: 138

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Once Upon the River Love

Author: Andreï Makine

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ISBN: 9781876485047

Category: Adolescent boys

Page: 209

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Once Upon a River

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Category: Rio Grande (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.)

Page: 6

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Once Upon a River View

Detective Josh Constance was sure it was just a case of a runaway teen when he agreed to look into the case.

Author: Angela Deppeler

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ISBN: 9781625261724

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

View: 869

Detective Josh Constance was sure it was just a case of a runaway teen when he agreed to look into the case. What he finds scares him to his soul and sends him and his partner, Evan Stovall, on a race to find something not quite human before it finds them. Death is on the move and Josh is on its to do list.

Once Upon a River City

Author: David M. Huckett

Publisher: Leathers Pub

ISBN: 9781585970995

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

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