Once Upon a River
Publish date: July 5th 2011
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 348
Edition language: English
Pearl Ruled: ONCE UPON A RIVER by BONNIE JO CAMPBELL (p82)Oh heavy, heavy sigh. I cannot make myself read more of this beautifully crafted book. Campbell's trademark gorgeous sentences are not enough to propel me any further into the life of sixteen-year-old Margo Crane. I don't want to read about M...
And once again this genre (F/SF/H/mystery) reader tries to expand her horizons...My last attempt at horizon expansion was Dana Spiotta's Stone Arabia, a novel that left me a little less-than-enthusiastic about anything that didn't involve spaceships, monsters, dragons and other flights of fancy.Once...
Bonnie Jo Campbell’s Once Upon a River is a poignant coming-of-age story without the normal trappings of such stories. Margo Crane is very much a fish out of water, as the lone child in a very adult world. She struggles to make sense of the adults around her while finding peace and understanding of ...
I was hooked after about the third chapter and then I could not put the book down. I actually was crying by the time the book ended and was so proud of Margo and her accomplishments. I didn't want the book to end and was disappointed that it ended where it did: what happened to Margo? Did she ever h...
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