Black River Falls by Jeff HirschBlack River Falls by Jeff Hirsch

Black River Falls

byJeff Hirsch

Paperback | July 11, 2017

Pricing and Purchase Info

$12.60 online 
$13.99 list price save 9%
Earn 63 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores


"In this fast-paced novel, Hirsch has created a terrifying reality that explores identity, memory, morality, and what it means to be a family." - Publishers Weekly

Seventeen-year-old Cardinal has escaped the virus that ravaged his town, leaving its victims alive but without their memories. He chooses to remain in the quarantined zone, caring for a group of orphaned kids in a mountain camp with the help of the former brutal school bully, now transformed by the virus into his best friend. But then a strong-willed and mysterious young woman appears, and the closed-off world Cardinal has created begins to crumble.
Jeff Hirsch is the bestselling author of The Eleventh Plague and The Darkest Path. He lives in Beacon, New York.
Title:Black River FallsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:July 11, 2017Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544938852

ISBN - 13:9780544938854

Editorial Reviews

Hirsch is skilled at creating lost protagonists who need a jolt, and fans will appreciate this quiet, well-rendered look at a boy who's suffering more from being stuck in his own memories than the townsfolk who lost all of their own." -Bulletin "In this fast-paced novel, Hirsch ( The Darkest Path ) has created a terrifying reality that explores identity, memory, morality, and what it means to be a family." -Publishers Weekly "Hirsch allows the backstory to unfold slowly, salting clues as to Card's family and his former relationship with Greer. But he also interjects a sweet love story and tricky ethical and moral decisions throughout this thought-provoking novel of family and survival-and superhero comics." -Booklist "Both a gripping, suspenseful thriller and a poignant meditation on memory and attachment." -Eliot Schrefer, two-time National Book Award finalist and New York Times best-selling author of Endangered and Threatened "Who are you if you don't have your memories? With incredible characters and fascinating twists, Black River Falls is a powerful story you won't be able to forget." -Joelle Charbonneau, New York Times best-selling author of The Testing trilogy and Need "Jeff Hirsch's Black River Falls is fabulous! Fresh. Original. And dare I say memorable. I could not put it down!" -Roland Smith, New York Times best-selling author of Peak and The Edge "Smart and full of heart, this book is for readers who love pondering the big mysteries, even in the darkest of places." -Martha Brockenbrough, author of The Game of Love and Death "