Once Upon a River

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Once Upon a River

By Bonnie Jo Campbell

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393341775, 348pp.

Publication Date: June 4, 2012

"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.