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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
"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 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? These questions have many answers, some of them quite dark indeed. Those who dwell on the river bank 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? But answers proliferate nonetheless. 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. Each family has mysteries of its own, and many secrets must be revealed before the girl's identity can be known." --Amazon
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
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Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10745359
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Setterfield, Diane
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mute persons
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Near-death experiences
  • Secrecy
  • Missing persons
  • Thames River (England)
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Once upon a river : a novel, Diane Setterfield
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
464 pages
Isbn
9780743298070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1036104908
Label
Once upon a river : a novel, Diane Setterfield
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
464 pages
Isbn
9780743298070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1036104908

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