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Altoona Area Public Library F SET (Text) 33240004498112 Adult Bestseller Checked Out 02/01/2019

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  • ISBN: 9780743298070
  • ISBN: 0743298071
  • Physical Description: 464 pages ; 24 cm
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  • Edition: First Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 464).
Summary, etc.: 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 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 riverbank 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? Three families are keen to claim her: the wealthy mother of a kidnapped daughter missing for two years; a farming family sure it is their son's secret daughter; a parson's housekeeper, reminded of her younger sister. Each family has 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 novel will sweep readers away on a powerful current of storytelling, transporting them through worlds both real and imagined. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Missing persons Fiction
Thames River (England) Fiction
Missing persons Fiction
Secrecy Fiction
England Thames River
Secrecy
Missing persons
FICTION / Gothic
FICTION / Historical / General
FICTION / Literary
Detective and mystery stories
Thames River (England) Fiction
Missing persons Fiction
Secrecy Fiction
Genre: Novels.
Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Thrillers (Fiction.)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.
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