The Resource Once upon a river : a novel, Diane Setterfield

Once upon a river : a novel, Diane Setterfield

Label
Once upon a river : a novel
Title
Once upon a river
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Diane Setterfield
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
  • 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 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? These questions have many answers, some of them quite dark indeed. 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: the wealthy mother of a kidnapped daughter missing for two years; a farming family sure it is their son's secret daughter; a parson's housekeeper, reminded of her younger sister. Each family has secrets, must be revealed before the girl's identity can be known. Once Upon a River is a glorious tapestry of a book that combines folklore and science, magic and myth. Suspenseful, romantic, and richly atmospheric, this novel will sweep readers away on a powerful current of storytelling, transporting them through worlds both real and imagined. -- adapted from jacket
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
Writing style
Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10745359
Cataloging source
YDX
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Setterfield, Diane
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6119.E86
LC item number
O53 2018
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
PR 6119.E86
NLM item number
O53 2018
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Secrecy
  • Missing persons
  • Thames River (England)
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Missing persons
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Missing persons
  • Secrecy
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Once upon a river : a novel, Diane Setterfield
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 464)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1036104908
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Emily Bestler books/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
464 pages
Isbn
9780743298070
Lccn
2018297972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1036104908
Label
Once upon a river : a novel, Diane Setterfield
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 464)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1036104908
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Emily Bestler books/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
464 pages
Isbn
9780743298070
Lccn
2018297972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1036104908

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