Tomorrow River

By Lesley Kagen
(Dutton Adult, Hardcover, 9780525951544, 352pp.)

Publication Date: April 29, 2010

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the May 2010 Indie Next List
“Kagen's trademark has become her unusual narrators, and Tomorrow River gives us one to remember in Shenandoah 'Shenny' Carmody--twin of mute Woody, and daughter of a formidable Virginia Supreme Court judge and his missing wife. Ingeniously, Kagen gives us a compelling story on two levels--one we're told by 11-year-old Shenandoah, and one we 'understand' as a reader. Atmosphere, great characters, interesting twists--Tomorrow River has it all.”
-- Jill Miner, Saturn Booksellers, Gaylord, MI


Description

National bestselling author Lesley Kagen makes her hardcover debut with an extraordinary literary thriller, rendered through the eyes of an unforgettable eleven-year-old girl.

During the summer of 1968, Shenandoah Carmody's mother disappeared. Her twin sister, Woody, stopped speaking, and her once-loving father slipped into a mean drunkenness unbefitting a superior court judge. Since then, Shenny-named for the Shenandoah valley-has struggled to hold her world together, taking care of herself and her sister the best she can. Shenny feels certain that Woody knows something about the night their mother vanished, but her attempts to communicate with her mute twin leave her as confused as their father's efforts to confine the girls to the family's renowned virginia estate.

As the first anniversary of their mother's disappearance nears, her father's threat to send Woody away and his hints at an impending remarriage spur a desperate Shenny to find her mother before it's too late. She is ultimately swept up in a series of heartbreaking events that force her to come to terms with the painful truth about herself and her family.

Told with the wisdom, sensitivity, and humor for which Lesley Kagen has become known, Tomorrow River is a stellar hardcover debut.




About the Author

Lesley Kagen is an actress, voice-over talent, and restaurateur, as well as the author of two previous national bestselling novels. Whistling in the Dark has been translated into five languages and was a Midwest Choice Honor winner. Land of a Hundred Wonders, an Indie Next pick, was also nominated for a Midwest Choice Award. She lives near Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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