Once Upon A River by Bonnie Jo CampbellOnce Upon A River by Bonnie Jo Campbell

Once Upon A River

byBonnie Jo Campbell

Paperback | June 5, 2012

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"Bonnie Jo Campbell has built her new novel like a modern-day craftsman from the old timbers of our national myths about loners living off the land, rugged tales as perilous as they are alluring. Without sacrificing any of its originality, this story comes bearing the saw marks of classic American literature, the rough-hewn sister of The Leatherstocking Tales, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Walden.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post
Bonnie Jo Campbell teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Pacific University. The author of Once Upon a River and American Salvage, she lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
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Title:Once Upon A RiverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:June 5, 2012Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393341771

ISBN - 13:9780393341775

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With all the fixings of a Johnny Cash song—love, loss, redemption—Campbell captures these Michiganders and their earthy, brutal paradise in tales rich with insight and well worth the trip. — ElleCampbell has a ruthless and precise eye for the details of the physical world. . . . An excellent American parable about the consequences of our favorite ideal, freedom. — Jane Smiley (New York Times Book Review)Margo’s struggle to survive proves irresistible, like the tug of the Stark itself. — The New Yorker