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Description - Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell

Bonnie Jo Campbell has created an unforgettable heroine in sixteen-year-old Margo Crane, a beauty whose unflinching gaze and uncanny ability with a rifle have not made her life any easier. After the violent death of her father, in which she is complicit, Margo takes to the Stark River in her boat, with only a few supplies and a biography of Annie Oakley, in search of her vanished mother. But the river, Margo's childhood paradise, is a dangerous place for a young woman traveling alone, and she must be strong to survive, using her knowledge of the natural world and her ability to look unsparingly into the hearts of those around her. Her river odyssey through rural Michigan becomes a defining journey, one that leads her beyond self-preservation and to the decision of what price she is willing to pay for her choices.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393079890
ISBN-10: 0393079899
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 165mm x 30mm)
Pages: 348
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2012
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bonnie Jo Campbell

Bonnie Jo Campbell teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Pacific University. The author of Once Upon a River and American Salvage, she lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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