Once Upon a River

Once Upon a River
Author: Diane Setterfield
Publsiher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN 10: 074329808X
ISBN 13: 9780743298087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a River Book Review:

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

Once Upon a River
Author: Diane Setterfield
Publsiher: Bond Street Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-12-04
ISBN 10: 0307367940
ISBN 13: 9780307367945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a River Book Review:

From bestselling author Diane Setterfield, a new mystery as gorgeous, spellbinding and addictively readable as her blockbuster debut The Thirteenth Tale. Solstice is a time of dreaming, a time of stories and a time of magic. On a dark, misty night in the small English village of Radcot, locals gather at the Swan Inn to cap their day with drinks and lore. The 600-year-old pub is a famed hub for storytellers, but the patrons cannot know that their evening will be stranger than any tale they could weave. Into the inn bursts a mysterious man, sopping and bloodied and carrying an unconscious four-year-old girl. But before he can explain who he and the child are, and how they came to be injured, he collapses. Upriver, two families are searching desperately for their missing daughters. Alice Armstrong has been missing for twenty-four hours, ever since her mother's suicide. And Amelia Vaughan vanished without a trace two years prior. When the families learn of the lost little girl at the Swan Inn, each wonders if their child has at last been found. But identifying the child may not be as easy as it seems. Once Upon a River is a miracle of a novel, a tale of love and family, of secrets and betrayal, and of the transformative power of storytelling.

Once Upon a River

Once Upon a River
Author: Diane Setterfield
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2018-12-04
ISBN 10: 1501190237
ISBN 13: 9781501190230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a River Book Review:

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

Once Upon a River  A Novel
Author: Bonnie Jo Campbell
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-07-05
ISBN 10: 9780393082005
ISBN 13: 0393082008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a River A Novel Book Review:

“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

Bellman Black

Bellman   Black
Author: Diane Setterfield
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-06-10
ISBN 10: 1476711992
ISBN 13: 9781476711997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bellman Black Book Review:

Killing a bird with his slingshot as a boy, William Bellman grows up a wealthy family man unaware of how his act of childhood cruelty will have terrible consequences until a wrenching tragedy compels him to enter into a macabre bargain with a stranger in black. Reprint.

Being Dead

Being Dead
Author: Jim Crace
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2000-04-02
ISBN 10: 142998015X
ISBN 13: 9781429980159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Being Dead Book Review:

A haunting new novel about love, death, and the afterlife, from the author of Quarantine Baritone Bay, mid-afternoon. A couple, naked, married almost thirty years, are lying murdered in the dunes. "Their bodies had expired, but anyone could tell--just look at them--that Joseph and Celice were still devoted. For while his hand was touching her, curved round her shin, the couple seemed to have achieved that peace the world denies, a period of grace, defying even murder. Anyone who found them there, so wickedly disfigured, would nevertheless be bound to see that something of their love had survived the death of cells. The corpses were surrendered to the weather and the earth, but they were still a man and wife, quietly resting; flesh on flesh; dead, but not departed yet."

The Thirteenth Tale

The Thirteenth Tale
Author: Diane Setterfield
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2009-03-16
ISBN 10: 030737193X
ISBN 13: 9780307371935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Thirteenth Tale Book Review:

Biographer Margaret Lea returns one night to her apartment above her father's antiquarian bookshop. On her steps she finds a letter. It is a hand-written request from one of Britain’s most prolific and well-loved novelists. Vida Winter, gravely ill, wants to recount her life story before it is too late, and she wants Margaret to be the one to capture her history. The request takes Margaret by surprise–she doesn’t know the author, nor has she read any of Miss Winter’s dozens of novels. Late one night, while pondering whether to accept the task of recording Miss Winter’s personal story, Margaret begins to read her father’s rare copy of Miss Winter’s Thirteen Tales of Change and Desperation. She is spellbound by the stories and confused when she realizes the book only contains twelve stories. Where is the thirteenth tale? Intrigued, Margaret agrees to meet Miss Winter and act as her biographer. As Vida Winter unfolds her story, she shares with Margaret the dark family secrets that she has long kept hidden as she remembers her days at Angelfield, the now burnt-out estate that was her childhood home. Margaret carefully records Miss Winter’s account and finds herself more and more deeply immersed in the strange and troubling story. In the end, both women have to confront their pasts and the weight of family secrets. As well as the ghosts that haunt them still.

Q Road

Q Road
Author: Bonnie Jo Campbell
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-06-14
ISBN 10: 1451660766
ISBN 13: 9781451660760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Q Road Book Review:

Welcome to Q Road, in Greenland Township, where the old way of life is colliding with the new. On the same acres where farmers once displaced Potawatomi Indians, suburban developers now supplant farmers and Q road (or "Queer Road," as the locals call it) has become home to an unlikely mix of people. The neighbors include a sixth-generation farmer and his rifle-toting child bride, and evangelical bartender, a tabloid-reading agoraphobe, a philandering window salesman, and an asthmatic boy who longs for the love of a good father.These folks all smell the pig manure from the Whitby farm and share the same grand views of the Kalamazoo River and the oldest barn in the township -- until one disastrous October afternoon. Bonnie Jo Campbell's first novel combines offbeat humor, eccentric characters, and unique insights into modern rural America, where family traditions have flown the coop and only the cycle of the seasons remains. At the heart of this tale are three characters so integrally connected and devoted to the Harland farm that they might not survive anywhere else; their lives, their livelihoods, and their sometimes violent love for one another are all rooted in the soil of this square mile. As The Village Voice said of Campbell's story collection, she "crystallizes those moments when benumbed everyday routine is briefly jolted by dizzy instants of lucidity." It may take a spring tornado or a lightning bolt in the garden to get the folks of Q Road to pause in their work, but when they lift their gaze collectively, it can be life-altering. Brilliant atumn foliage creates the backdrop for the rich and ragged human landscape of rural southwestern Michigan, a place Campbell has explored in her award-winning short stories. In this passionate and funny novel she digs even deeper, to reveal the beauty and strangeness of her ferocious women, confused men, and hungry children.

The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes

The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes
Author: Ruth Hogan
Publsiher: Two Roads
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-05-03
ISBN 10: 1473669022
ISBN 13: 9781473669024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes Book Review:

An irresistible novel of unexpected friendships, second chances and dark secrets, from the bestselling author and Queen of Uplit Ruth Hogan. 'Warm and wise' Guardian | 'A book to really love' Stylist | 'Will soften even the hardest of hearts' Red | 'Subtle and poignant' Good Housekeeping | 'Plenty of spirit and heart' Daily Mail | 'An adorable heartfelt story' Prima | 'Filled with hope and the power of friendship' Evening Standard | 'A whimsical, wistful affair' Sunday Express | 'A wrenching story of recovery' Metro Once a spirited, independent woman with a rebellious streak, Masha's life has been forever changed by a tragic event twelve years ago. Unable to let go of her grief, she finds comfort in her faithful canine companion Haizum, and peace in the quiet lanes of her town's lido. Then a chance encounter with two extraordinary women - the fabulous and wise Kitty Muriel, a convent girl turned magician's wife turned seventy-something roller disco fanatic, and the mysterious Sally Red Shoes, a bag lady with a prodigious voice - opens up a new world of possibilities, and the chance to start living again. But just as Masha dares to imagine the future, her past comes roaring back ... Like her bestselling debut, The Keeper of Lost Things, The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes introduces a cast of wonderful characters, both ordinary and charmingly eccentric, who lead us through a moving exploration of the joy of friendship and the simple human connections that make life worth living. *And if you loved The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes, check out Ruth Hogan's latest novel, Madame Burova . . . coming soon in 2021*

Once Upon the River Love

Once Upon the River Love
Author: Andreï Makine
Publsiher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-07
ISBN 10: 1611458064
ISBN 13: 9781611458060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon the River Love Book Review:

A fascination with romantic movies leads three teenagers growing up in a small Soviet village in the 1970s to follow their dreams all the way to Brooklyn's Brighton Beach. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Once Upon a Moontime

Once Upon a Moontime
Author: Mamang Dai
Publsiher: Katha
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9788189020347
ISBN 13: 818902034X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Moontime Book Review:

Four delightful tales from Arunachal Pradesh on how the world came to be - two brothers create the world; a river wanders over the mountain; the dove sings a lullaby; a wayward sun tries to scorch the earth.

The Elbow

The Elbow
Author: John Gilpin
Publsiher: Brush Education
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-08-04
ISBN 10: 1550597205
ISBN 13: 9781550597202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elbow Book Review:

Experience Calgary's history through the story of its "other" river. In this revised and updated edition, John Gilpin delivers the definitive history of the Elbow River and the vital role it has always played in the lives of Calgarians. Drawing upon a rich archive of historical documents, photos, and maps, Gilpin takes readers on a sweeping journey through Calgary's past, from the founding of Fort Calgary to the creation of the Glenmore Reservoir, which unlocked the city's potential for growth. Along the way, you'll meet many of the mavericks who shaped the Calgary we know today, and you'll discover the Elbow's outsized role in the city’s growth. The Elbow River was the axis of Calgary's early development, and the battleground for its early feuds. Gilpin concludes by bringing the floods of 2013 into historical context, reminding us that Calgary has always had a complicated relationship with the Elbow as both a benefactor and a threat.

Once Upon a Winter

Once Upon a Winter
Author: Megan Atwood
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN 10: 1481490508
ISBN 13: 9781481490504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Winter Book Review:

Wintertime at the orchard has Peter learning some important lessons about speaking up in this second novel of a sweet series about the bonds of friendship. Blanketed in snow, the orchard looks like a magical wonderland. But Peter is not so charmed by his new life. He just can’t ignore how he’s always ignored any longer. Sarah, Lizzie, and Olive are always talking over him and bossing him around. And on top of that, it’s really cold outside. One January day, Peter reluctantly agrees to join the girls on a carriage ride through the freshly fallen snow. But things go terribly wrong when a dog incident has the horses running away in fear, with Peter and the carriage trailing dangerously behind them. Then, Peter hits his head on a passing branch and is thrown to the ground. Woozy, Peter wakes up alone in the snow but he makes his way to a cozy cottage. Kai, the cool new kid, opens the door and welcomes Peter inside. Kai shows him a magical mirror that brings the two new friends to another world. A world where people listen to Peter and need his help to defeat dragons, warlocks, and other scary things. Then Peter wakes up in the hospital with a bandage around his head. Everyone is so happy to see him awake. Peter tries to tell them all about the mirror but they dismiss his experience as a wild dream. When Peter goes back to school, it seems like Kai knows what Peter’s talking about. Could the dream have been real? Is there really a magic portal deep in the woods behind the orchard? Even if everyone thinks he’s crazy, Peter is determined to find out.

Once Upon an Elephant

Once Upon an Elephant
Author: Linda Stanek
Publsiher: Arbordale Publishing
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-02-10
ISBN 10: 1628557311
ISBN 13: 9781628557312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon an Elephant Book Review:

From stopping wildfires to planting seeds, one animal is the true superhero that keeps the African savanna in balance. Elephants dig to find salt for animals to lick, their deep footprints collect water for everyone to drink, and they eat young trees to keep the forest from overtaking the grasslands. In every season, the elephants are there to protect the savanna and its residents – but what would happen if the elephants were only “once upon a time”? Read along to discover the important role this keystone species plays in the savanna and explore what would happen if the elephants vanished.

Down by the River

Down by the River
Author: Andrew Weiner
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2018-03-06
ISBN 10: 1683352831
ISBN 13: 9781683352839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Down by the River Book Review:

One beautiful autumn day, Art sets out with his mother and grandfather for a fishing trip. Fishing days are Art’s favorite. He loves learning the ropes from Grandpa—the different kinds of flies and tackle and the trout that frequent their favorite river. Art especially appreciates Grandpa’s stories. But, this time, hearing the story about Mom’s big catch on her first cast ever makes Art feel insecure about his own fishing skills. But, as Art hooks a beautiful brown trout, he finds reassurance in Grandpa’s stories and marvels in the sport and a day spent with family, promising to continue the tradition with his own grandkids generations later. Illustrated with lush imagery by rising star April Chu, Down by the River celebrates fishing, family, and fun.

Once Upon a Place

Once Upon a Place
Author: Andrew Ray Thomas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-07-06
ISBN 10: 9781320572972
ISBN 13: 1320572979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Place Book Review:

American Salvage

American Salvage
Author: Bonnie Jo Campbell
Publsiher: Wayne State University Press
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780814334126
ISBN 13: 0814334121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Salvage Book Review:

Presents short stories that feature rural and working-class characters trying to cope with life in post-industrial America.

A Bend in the River

A Bend in the River
Author: V. S. Naipaul
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-08-21
ISBN 10: 0735277141
ISBN 13: 9780735277144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Bend in the River Book Review:

In the "brilliant novel" (The New York Times) V.S. Naipaul takes us deeply into the life of one man — an Indian who, uprooted by the bloody tides of Third World history, has come to live in an isolated town at the bend of a great river in a newly independent African nation. Naipaul gives us the most convincing and disturbing vision yet of what happens in a place caught between the dangerously alluring modern world and its own tenacious past and traditions.

Once Upon A Tender Time

Once Upon A Tender Time
Author: Carl Muller
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2000-10-14
ISBN 10: 8184751079
ISBN 13: 9788184751079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon A Tender Time Book Review:

Once Upon a Tender Time, a poignant tale of childhood, is the concluding part of Carl Muller's Burgher trilogy. The Burghers of Sri Lanka, hardy and fun-loving, produce children by the dozen-but often forget them. Carloboy Prins von Bloss and his companions are usually considered a pain in the neck by the adults they encounter as they go about the serious business of discovering the world and, primarily, the facts of life. Romps in the backyard, trysts in deserted houses and long bicycle rides to discover true love are commonplace. Also frequent are thrashings and canings as adults try to do.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-11
ISBN 10: 9781536409932
ISBN 13: 1536409936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lord of the Flies Book Review:

Golding's classic, startling, and perennially bestselling portrait of human nature remains as provocative today as when it was first published. This beautiful new edition features French flaps and rough fronts, making it a must-have for fans of this