Summary Book Review Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield:
Download or read book Once Upon a River written by Diane Setterfield and published by Atria/Emily Bestler Books. This book was released on 2019-07-02 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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).
Author :Bonnie Jo Campbell Publisher :W. W. Norton & Company Release Date :2011-07-05 ISBN 10 :0393082008 Pages :352 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.9/5 (38 users download)
Summary Book Review Once Upon a River: A Novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell:
Download or read book Once Upon a River: A Novel written by Bonnie Jo Campbell and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2011-07-05 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “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
Summary Book Review Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield:
Download or read book Once Upon a River written by Diane Setterfield and published by Random House. This book was released on 2018-12-04 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'I was completely spellbound' - Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things 'Setterfield is a master storyteller' - Madeline Miller, author of Circe 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. ____________________ Praise for Diane Setterfield: 'An absolute feast of a book, which will keep you engrossed' RED magazine 'Brimming with folklore, intrigue and romance, this is a story to savour' Woman & Home 'Once Upon a River continues to demonstrate [Setterfield's] mastery of the Gothic genre in a way that will appeal to modern readers' The Independent Readers are captivated by Once Upon a River: ***** 'Pure escapism, a beautifully written story.' ***** '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.'
Summary Book Review Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield:
Download or read book Once Upon a River written by Diane Setterfield and published by Doubleday UK. This book was released on 2018-07-12 with total page 380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review 從前從前, 在河畔 by Diane Setterfield:
Download or read book 從前從前, 在河畔 written by Diane Setterfield and published by Lian Pu Wen Hua. This book was released on 2020-08-29 with total page 447 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Talk of the Town by Fredrick Marcel Spletstoser:
Download or read book Talk of the Town written by Fredrick Marcel Spletstoser and published by LSU Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the sleepy courthouse town of Alexandria, Louisiana, began to recover from the devastation and trauma of the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Daily Town Talk appeared. Nicknamed Alexandria's postage stamp paper by a rival publication, the Town Talk aimed to be the best daily outside of New Orleans and became one of the most successful regional newspapers of its kind. Fredrick M. Spletstoser tells the story of the paper's first sixty years and of the town's triumphs and setbacks during that same time. An unpretentious country journal, the Town Talk would become in the second half of the twentieth century a pioneer in newspaper technology under the leadership of Joe D. Smith, one of the most respected names in American journalism. The Town Talk was inextricably bound up with - and often directly behind - transformations in Alexandria's urban landscape, the development of municipal services and education, efforts to attract industry and cultivate trade, and the stimulation of surrounding agribusiness. occurred across the turn of the century, the large and enduring military presence in central Louisiana, and the impact of Huey P. Long's political career. Along the way, he narrates colorful stories culled from the Town Talk's pages and describes the fascinating family members who published the paper during this entire period. Talk of the Town illustrates the role provincial journalism played in the planning and expansion of towns throughout the country as it relates the engrossing history of one southern place and the people who lived there.
Summary Book Review When the Sun Rises Again by Thabo Maluleka:
Download or read book When the Sun Rises Again written by Thabo Maluleka and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2019-01-18 with total page 88 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a collection of poems that depict the things I see, touch, and interact with. Poetry Books by Thabo Maluleka: When the Sun Rises Again Follow your Dreams South African Woman – A Beautiful Woman
Summary Book Review The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield:
Download or read book The Thirteenth Tale written by Diane Setterfield and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-12-08 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Simply brilliant' Kate Mosse, international bestselling author of Labyrinth *** Everybody has a story... Angelfield House stands abandoned and forgotten. It was once home to the March family: fascinating, manipulative Isabelle; brutal, dangerous Charlie; and the wild, untamed twins, Emmeline and Adeline. But the house hides a chilling secret which strikes at the very heart of each of them, tearing their lives apart... Now Margaret Lea is investigating Angelfield's past, and its mysterious connection to the enigmatic writer Vida Winter. Vida's history is mesmering - a tale of ghosts, governesses, and gothic strangeness. But as Margaret succumbs to the power of her storytelling, two parallel stories begin to unfold... What has Angelfield been hiding? What is the secret that strikes at the heart of Margaret's own, troubled life? And can both women ever confront the ghosts that haunt them...? The Thirteenth Tale is a spellbinding mystery, a love letter to storytelling, and a modern classic.
Summary Book Review Once Upon an Oldman by Jack Glenn:
Download or read book Once Upon an Oldman written by Jack Glenn and published by UBC Press. This book was released on 2011-11-01 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Once Upon an Oldman is an account of the controversy that surrounded the Alberta government's construction of a dam on the Oldman River to provide water for irrigation in the southern part of the province. Jack Glenn argues that, despite claims to the contrary, the governments of Canada and Alberta are not dedicated to protecting the environment and will even circumvent the law in order to avoid accepting responsibility for safeguarding the environment and the interests of Native people.
Summary Book Review Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 2 by Philip A. Greasley:
Download or read book Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 2 written by Philip A. Greasley and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2016-08-08 with total page 1064 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Midwest has produced a robust literary heritage. Its authors have won half of the nation’s Nobel Prizes for Literature plus a significant number of Pulitzer Prizes. This volume explores the rich racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the region. It also contains entries on 35 pivotal Midwestern literary works, literary genres, literary, cultural, historical, and social movements, state and city literatures, literary journals and magazines, as well as entries on science fiction, film, comic strips, graphic novels, and environmental writing. Prepared by a team of scholars, this second volume of the Dictionary of Midwestern Literature is a comprehensive resource that demonstrates the Midwest’s continuing cultural vitality and the stature and distinctiveness of its literature.
Summary Book Review Once Upon a Crime by Carolyn Keene:
Download or read book Once Upon a Crime written by Carolyn Keene and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2006-06-01 with total page 185 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Nancy's favorite mystery writer joins forces with a local charity to build a community center, Nancy decides to volunteer, but gets stuck doing the dirty work for the other volunteers and soon believes that someone is trying to sabotage the project.
Summary Book Review Once Upon an If by Peter Worley:
Download or read book Once Upon an If written by Peter Worley and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2014-01-31 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If you want to tell more stories in the classroom but lack the confidence to do so... If you need guidance finding stories that are good to get children thinking... If you like using stories in your teaching but want to get more from them than the moral at the end... Once Upon an If is the book for you! In his brand new book, award-winning author Peter Worley provides a comprehensive guide to everything a would-be storyteller needs, including how to bring a story to life, tips on how to memorise a story and improvise descriptions, and techniques for using tone, movement and timing to engage and involve the children in your class. Once Upon an If also comprises a treasury of stories, new and old, written especially to get a young audience thinking actively about the deeper issues that lie behind and within the tales. Guidance notes, lesson plans and activity questions are included with every story and there is a companion website including extra resources for you to use on your interactive whiteboard. Once Upon an If draws on Peter's ten years of experience as a philosophy teacher, trainer and storyteller to help any teacher place stories and storytelling where they should be - back at the heart of teaching.
Summary Book Review Once Upon the Water by Mike Yurk:
Download or read book Once Upon the Water written by Mike Yurk and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2012-08-02 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Once Upon The Water is a series of adventures that take you fishing along with the author from Canada to Mexico with numerous stops closer to Mike Yurks home in the upper Mid West. But the adventures are more than travels to faraway places and catching fish. They are memories shared with friends and family that make them. There are recollections of fishing over the years with a cousin, taking Mikes 82 year old mother fishing, a tribute to the grandfather who taught Mike how to fish, and reminiscences of his father while fishing his fathers favorite trout stream. Adventures with his son and sons-in-law illustrate the special relationships formed and crazy antics occurring while fishing together. A lazy day of fishing on a hot summer day with Mikes wife evoke the joys of when the living is easy. There are fishing tales from Alabama in an email from England and a testimonial to a buddy who travels from Germany to fish in America. Join Mike and long time friends as they fish when it is twenty below zero on a winter day in northern Minnesota, a trip when they catch walleyes from a remote lake in Canada and on another adventure where they fish for smallmouth bass that are as big as footballs. Old bonds are rekindled with family and friends during an annual gathering where the champagne and memories flow. An old and new friend fish together in Key West and a new fishing buddy is found due to a chance encounter on the way to Mexico. Fishing is an adventure not because of where you are or what you catch but because of the people who share it with you. It all starts once upon the water.
Summary Book Review Once Upon a Time Bible for Little Ones by Zondervan,:
Download or read book Once Upon a Time Bible for Little Ones written by Zondervan, and published by Zonderkidz. This book was released on 2017-08-08 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Bible is not a fairy tale, but every great story happened “once upon a time.” The Once Upon a Time Bible for Little Ones features eight powerful and inspiring stories from the Bible in a treasured padded board book format. This storybook includes tales of the baby in the basket, the birth of Jesus, and the boy that helped feed thousands, all illustrated with whimsical artwork by Omar Aranda. Each story is told in a way that will engage and excite young children as they hear the tales of real people of the Bible.
Summary Book Review Once Upon a Time in Princeton by Nicholas Mills:
Download or read book Once Upon a Time in Princeton written by Nicholas Mills and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2013-11 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: True stories surrounding historical events, people and places in one of the oldest communities in British Columbia, Canada. The books tells of over one hundred and fifty years of life in a small town in the Upper Similkameen River Valley. "The history of Princeton is the history of British Columbia."
Summary Book Review Once Upon a Summer by Marjorie Worster Thibodeau:
Download or read book Once Upon a Summer written by Marjorie Worster Thibodeau and published by First Edition Design Pub.. This book was released on 2014-04-24 with total page 107 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1889 Wilhelmina Tuckerman and her family were on their way to Mount Desert Island where Samuel Tuckerman had insisted the family go instead of the Berkshires. As the summer unfolds, Wilhelmina meets Emma, a young Indian girl, and they share many adventures. Their friendship strengthens when they go on a fishing trip to Greenville with Wilhelmina's father and Emma's Pa and Uncle Johnny. They get to see many wild animals that are native to the bountiful Maine woods. They catch fish from Moosehead Lake and from the many brooks and streams along the Northeast Carry. They get to eat the fish in the great outdoors on an open fire. The girls and Uncle Johnny visit Emma's Uncle Chester who lives in a cabin and has a moose for a pet! These are all new experiences for Wilhelmina, the girl from the city. She takes great delight in her new friend's ability to be so in tune with the land, the water, and the Maine woods. When they return to Mount Desert, they spend the rest of the summer riding horses, enjoying the Widow's Walk, going on picnics, and many other wonderful adventures.