Once Upon a River

A Novel

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By Diane Setterfield

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At the center of this tale is a drowned child, pulled from the river's icy waters and pronounced dead, until she miraculously awakens. It's the late 19th century, and the girl won't speak, so it's left to the cast of fascinating characters—from the scientifically-minded local nurse, to a couple grieving the disappearance of their own young daughter, to the River Thames itself—to make sense of who she is and how she survived, through religion, folklore, and emerging science. A quiet, atmospheric thriller that feels equally at home on a lazy weekend curled up with a cup of tea, and at 2am saying "just one more chapter."

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496 pages
Atria/Emily Bestler Books (7/2/19)
5.3 x 1.2 x 8.3 inches


historical fiction, indie next, magical realism, mystery

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