The Resource Once Upon A River : A Novel

Once Upon A River : A Novel

Label
Once Upon A River : A Novel
Title
Once Upon A River
Title remainder
A Novel
Statement of responsibility
Diane Setterfield
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a dark midwinter's night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. Suddenly, 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. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can science provide an explanation? Those who dwell on the riverbank 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. The child herself is mute and unable to answer the essential questions: Who is she? Where did she come from? And to whom does she belong? Three families are keen to claim her. A wealthy young mother knows the girl is her kidnapped daughter, missing for two years. A farming family reeling from the discovery of their son's secret liaison, stand ready to welcome their granddaughter. The parson's housekeeper, humble and isolated, sees in the child the image of her younger sister. But the return of a lost child is not without complications and no matter how heartbreaking the past losses, no matter how precious the child herself, this girl cannot be everyone's
Summary
When the seemingly dead body of a child reanimates hours after arriving at an ancient inn on the Thames, three families try to claim her
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
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Character
Award
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10745359
Cataloging source
BT
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Setterfield, Diane
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Literature
  • Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Once Upon A River : A Novel
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Contents
Fiction
Edition
Large print edition.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643581088
Physical substance
Hardback.
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Once Upon A River : A Novel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Contents
Fiction
Edition
Large print edition.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643581088
Physical substance
Hardback.
Specific material designation
large print

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