Bonnie Jo Campbell

Once Upon a River

            In a richly layered tale of love, hardship, self-exploration, and fortitude, National Book Award finalist Campbell (American Salvage) introduces the unforgettable character of Margo Crane. After the death of her grandfather, Margo’s beautiful, alcoholic mother disappears without a trace. When a shocking transgression sets in motion a series of events culminating in the murder of Margo’s father, 16-year-old Margo grabs her rifle, hops into her grandfather’s boat, and begins a journey down Michigan’s Stark River in search of her lost mother. Marked by rich prose and a fast-moving, gripping plot, Once Upon a River leaves the reader with a palpable sense of the savage beauty of the American landscape and its indelible counterpart in the recesses of the human spirit.


“A glorious novel, destined to entrance and provoke.” Booklist, starred review

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Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 7:30pm
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ISBN: 9780393079890
Availability: Out of Print
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 5th, 2011

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