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Once Upon a River: A Novel Hardcover – Import, 4 Dec 2018

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“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)

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)

“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))

"This probing inquiry into human nature is also spooky fun." (Vulture, "6 New Books You Should Read This December")

"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")

"A mosaic of modern folklore." (InStyle)

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.

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  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books (4 December 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743298071
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743298070
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,18,612 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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