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More News Tomorrow

A Novel

by Susan Richards Shreve

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More News Tomorrow by Susan Richards Shreve
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  • Publishes in USA 
    Jun 4, 2019
    208 pages
    Genre: Novels

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  • Gary R. (Bolingbrook, IL)


    The river
    What a great read,having never read the author before I took a chance on reading someone new to me and very glad l did! Without giving anything away this is the story of Georgie, who at 70 years old received a letter from the only person still alive that was present when her mother was murdered, supposedly by her father. She gathers up her family to take a canoe trip back to the camp where the murder occurred. Part mystery, part adventure, part family drama, all around good read! Great characterizations, it'll keep you up to late! Get it, you'll love it, I did!
  • Beverly D. (Palm Harbor, FL)


    A Gem
    I really liked this book. A generational murder mystery that needs to be solved for the 70 year old protagonist Georgie. But the drama surrounding the current generation almost overtakes the original murder. There were multiple narrators but I found it easy to follow and felt that Ms. Shreve's key characters were well developed. This is a GREAT book club title. I will suggest it to my reading friends.
  • Sylvia T. (Rancho Mirage, CA)


    More News Tomorrow
    On her 70th birthday, Georgianna receives a letter from the only other person from the 1941 canoe trip who's still alive. At the time, Roosevelt McCrary was an 11-year-old child who had been hired, along with his mother, to work at the camp despite being black. As an adult, Roosevelt became a part owner of the camp and has retired there. Hoping he has information to exonerate William, Georgianna decides to revisit the camp and nearby murder site for the first time. She drags along her family—grown children Venus, Rosie, and Nicolas, whose work on Barack Obama's campaign hovers in the background; Rosie's 13-year-old son, Thomas, in the throes of grieving his own father's recent death; Nicolas' son, 15-year-old Jesse, and 4-year-old daughter, Oona, coincidentally Georgianna's age in 1941. Georgianna discovers that her parents' lives and deaths were more complex and mysterious than she thought and not truly knowable. I especially liked the story line/ relationship Shreve developed between Georgianna and her grandson, Thomas. I could not put this book down once I started it. It's a real page turner!
  • Maureen S. (Huntington Station, NY)


    More News Tomorrow
    More News Tomorrow is a fast read because you will not be able to put it down. It has everything a reader wants: beautiful language, mystery, suspense, and unforgettable characters. The book takes us on two journeys in time. Georgiana's trip in 2008 and her parent's trip in 1941. Georgiana is haunted by the murder of her mother and her father's confession to the murder. As an anthropologist, Georgie believes her ability to research and discover the facts will help her solve this mystery. Instead it leads her and her family on a dangerous trip up the Bone River.
    Susan Richard Shreve has given us a story of love, hate, racism, antisemitism and family relationships. There is much to think about and to discuss in this novel.
  • Nancy D. (Raleigh, NC)


    A Family Story
    The beginning of the book was a little tedious as the family members and the dynamics between them were introduced. Once the family started their camping trip the real adventure began. The story of William and Josephine was intriguing. I found myself trying to figure out what actually happened and why. The dialog between Georgie and Thomas is very thought provoking and caring. The budding relationship with Roosevelt and the adventures at the camp make this a good read. It is a good story about a strong, but different, family and the meaning of sticking together.
  • Laura G. (Buffalo, NY)


    More News Tomorrow
    More News Tomorrow was a quick read. 70 year old Georgie receives a letter from Roosevelt, a man she only knows through a news article about the murder of her mother and her father's subsequent murder charge. Her father dies in jail after telling her "more news tomorrow" leaving Georgie to wonder what that news would have been. She hopes Roosevelt will provide the answers to this mystery. Her plan to meet Roosevelt leads Georgie's whole family to take a trip that will intrigue every reader. My favorite part of this book was the character development as the canoe trip unfolds. There are many interesting characters on the canoe both at the time the book was written and the time of the murder.
  • Celia A. (Takoma Park, MD)


    Enriching ambiguity
    Usually when you have a narrative structure that alternates between the present and the past, you expect the parts in the past to answer all the questions. Shreve decided not to do that in this case. At first I was disappointed, but on further reflection, I decided that it actually enriched the book to leave what actually happened in the past ambiguous.

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