“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
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'Infused with the spirit of Jane Eyre, Rebecca and The Woman in White' - Independent 'I was completely spellbound' - Ruth Hogan 'A delight...I devoured it' - Jo Baker 'Truly extraordinary' - Dinah Jeffries 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 multi-layered mystery brimming with folklore, suspense and romance, as well as with the urgent scientific curiosity of the Darwinian age, Once Upon a River is as richly atmospheric as Setterfield’s bestseller The Thirteenth Tale. ____________________ "Diane's masterful storytelling draws you in to a beguiling tale, full of twists and turns like the river at its heart, and just as rich and intriguing." (M L Stedman, bestselling author of The Light Between Oceans) “Swift and entrancing, profound and beautiful. Give yourself a treat and read it!" (Madeline Miller, Orange Prize-winning author of The Song of Achilles and Circe)
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, 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."
Political science is a social science which deals with systems of governance, and the analysis of political activities, political thoughts, and political behavior. This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text Once Upon a River Items include highly probable exam items: Market failure, economic growth, Utility, Property, Socialism, Socialism, economic growth, Laissez-faire, Market failure, economic growth, Property rights, Laissez-faire, economic growth, and more.
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 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.