Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Once Upon a River

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm itching to get my hands on Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell.  A book featuring a heroine likened to a female Huck Finn...I'm sold!  Look for it July 5th.

Booklist Summary:
Bonnie Jo Campbell has created an unforgettable heroine in sixteen-year-old Margo Crane, a beauty whose unflinching gaze and uncanny ability with a rifle have not made her life any easier. After the violent death of her father, in which she is complicit, Margo takes to the Stark River in her boat, with only a few supplies and a biography of Annie Oakley, in search of her vanished mother. But the river, Margo's childhood paradise, is a dangerous place for a young woman traveling alone, and she must be strong to survive, using her knowledge of the natural world and her ability to look unsparingly into the hearts of those around her. Her river odyssey through rural Michigan becomes a defining journey, one that leads her beyond self-preservation and to the decision of what price she is willing to pay for her choices.


  1. Ooooh, I'm adding this one to my list!

  2. Looks like a good read. Thanks for sharing!

    Also, thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great week!

    NoraBell, The Bookery

  3. I'm looking forward to this one too! I heard so many great things about her short stories, but I'm more of a novel reader, so this one gets my vote!

  4. not only does this book sound like a tbr for me...i have a bookish friend that would LOVE it...forwarding the title to her right now. Thanks for the tip!

  5. This one sounds so inspiring. I can't believe I hadn't heard of it yet. Thank you so much for sharing. Here's my WOW:
    Happy reading!

  6. This sounds very good. I hadn't heard of it until now. I will keep an eye out for it.