Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield. 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.
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield. 2018 Fantasy & Mystery. 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. The child herself is mute and unable to answer the essential questions: Who is she? Where did she come from?
Once Upon A River succeeds in doing what you hope every book will do - pull you in from the first page, hold you . Diane Setterfield has created a true reading experience.
Once Upon A River succeeds in doing what you hope every book will do - pull you in from the first page, hold you captive in the middle, then leave you satisfied and thoughtful at the end. I loved it. Author: Renee Knight, author of DISCLAIMER. Once Upon a River is the story of three missing girls and three desperate families all set against the Thames and woven together with magic, mystery, and mayhem. It is beautiful and heartbreaking and altogether wondrous. Simply put, it is a joy to read.
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Once Upon a River is a glorious tapestry of a book that combines folklore and science, magic and myth
Once Upon a River is a glorious tapestry of a book that combines folklore and science, magic and myth. Suspenseful, romantic, and richly atmospheric, the beginning of this novel will sweep you away on a powerful current of storytelling, transporting you through worlds both real and imagined, to the triumphant conclusion whose depths will continue to give up their treasures long after the last page is turned. Get a sneak peek: Read the First Look. Are you sure? You are about to use your points to claim this book.
Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books, 2018. Lily entered the Swan holding a piglet in her arms she saved from the river
Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books, 2018. Part 1 of the novel began with the backstory of one of the oldest inns on the Thames, the Swan Inn, that specifically drew storytellers. On the night of the winter solstice, a man with a facial wound entered the Swan carrying a young girl, who was considered dead. Lily entered the Swan holding a piglet in her arms she saved from the river. Armstrong thought he also saw the girl on the punt that pulled Robin and Victor’s bodies from the river. Ben brought Alice to the Armstrong's farm that night having saved her from a London orphanage.
Margo Crane's odyssey on the Stark River introduces her to a world filled with wonders and dangers.
Once Upon A River, An atmospheric tale of mystery, folklore, fact and fantasy.
Once Upon a River is one of the most pleasurable and satisfying new books I've read in a long time. Give yourself a treat and read it!" Madeline Miller,Orange Prize-winning author of The Song of Achilles and Circe. I so didn't want to leave the world of Once Upon a River but now I have and I'm bereft of the company of country folk and river spirits.
Although technically a novel, Once Upon a River reads like a fantasy due to Diane Setterfield's magical style of writing. What begins as a tale of a missing girl soon gathers momentum as a period piece unique in its own right. Be prepared to spend a quiet afternoon enveloped in rich prose that'll make you feel like you are right there, on the banks of the Thames.