Once Upon a River

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$18.99  $17.66
Atria Books
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5.5 X 8.4 X 1.5 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author
Diane Setterfield is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Thirteenth Tale, and a former academic, specializing in twentieth-century French literature, particularly the works of Andre Gide. She lives in Oxford, England.
"I was completely spellbound by this book. Numerous strands of the same story are skillfully woven into a magical web from which I, as a reader, had no desire to escape. Setterfield's prose is beautiful, dark and eerily atmospheric, and her rich cast of characters convincingly illustrate the best and worst of humanity. Utterly brilliant!" --Ruth Hogan, internationally bestselling author of THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS and THE WISDOM OF SALLY RED SHOES
"Setterfield's prose feels lifted from another era, a gothic lyricism resembling old classics like Jane Eyre."-- "Entertainment Weekly"
"Once Upon a River is a delight, just marvelous. I devoured it in gulps."--Jo Baker, internationally bestselling author of LONGBOURN
"Once Upon A River succeeds in doing what you hope every book will do - pull you in from the first page, hold you captive in the middle, then leave you satisfied and thoughtful at the end. I loved it."--Renee Knight, critically-acclaimed author of DISCLAIMER
"Diane Setterfield has created a true reading experience. Once Upon a River is the story of three missing girls and three desperate families all set against the Thames and woven together with magic, mystery, and mayhem. It is beautiful and heartbreaking and altogether wondrous. Simply put, it is a joy to read."--Ariel Lawhon, author of I WAS ANASTASIA
"Utterly enthralling."-- "New York Journal of Books"
"This probing inquiry into human nature is also spooky fun."-- "Vulture, "6 New Books You Should Read This December""
"Setterfield fills this richly layered plot with a fascinating cast of memorable characters who weave in and out of each other's lives."-- "Booklist"
"The heart of the story are the relationships that twist and turn, as if they also follow the river."-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
"Setterfield masterfully assembles an ensemble of wounded, vulnerable characters who, nevertheless, live by the slimmest margins of hope--hope that springs from family, from the search for meaning, from people's decency to strangers, from the belief that truth heals and sets one free . . . Celebrates the timeless secrets of life, death and imagination--and the enduring power of words. Fans, rejoice!"-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"
"A mosaic of modern folklore."-- "InStyle"
"A magical, lyrical tale, filled with quests and questions."-- "The BBC"
"Diane Setterfield weaves a beautiful, suspenseful mystery . . . will keep you engrossed until the very last page."-- "PopSugar"
"This enchanting book from the author of The Thirteenth Tale is filled with folklore, romance, suspense."-- "Bustle, "The 8 Best Fiction Books Coming Out In December 2018""