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Bone River

By Megan Chance

Bone River
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  • Paperback: Dec 2012,
    395 pages.

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Bone River is a haunting, lyrical tale of passion and identity.

Megan Chance's Bone River is a top choice among BookBrowse readers. 18 out of 20 reviewers gave it 4 or 5 stars! Here is what they say about this highly regarded book:

I know I'm in for a good read, when the first time I pick up the book I don't put it down until Chapter 6, the second time took me to 10, then 15, and today I finished it. Do I really need to say I really enjoyed it? (Darlene C) I liked Leonie Russell from beginning to end and cheered her struggle to be herself and think for herself against the wishes of both her father and her husband (Joyce S).

Some readers were especially impressed with the depth of Chance's characters, especially the landscape, which was brought vividly to life almost as if it were a character too:

The main cast is small (three men and a woman) but the bays, tides, rivers, oyster beds and rain make place a fifth character…Water ...

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