American River (Paperback)
Confluence: Book Three of the American River Trilogy
Archway Publishing, 9781480868199, 364pp.
Publication Date: September 19, 2018
The descendants of three immigrant families must put aside a decade full of grievances to try to save the legacy of their ancestral home.
"Filled with descriptions of the beauty and grace of some of the United States' greatest cities and areas, this] is a true American story. As it delves into the realities of the various divides Americans coped with in the sixties, readers will be rooting for O'Connor's . . . characters' whose] voices, personalities, and lifestyles are so unique, memorable, and engaging that it is nearly impossible to forget them."
-From a review of American River:
Tributaries by The Book Review Directory
Book three of the American River Trilogy begins with the three families-the McPhalans, the Morales, and the Ashidas-in turmoil. Following Owen McPhalan's death, his daughter Kate has inherited Mockingbird Valley Ranch only to discover that the once profitable family business is no longer sustainable. Desperate to find a way to save Mockingbird, she struggles to formulate a plan. But she hasn't counted on the wrath of Dan Papadakis, Owen's former campaign manager, who is working behind the scenes to undermine her efforts.
American River: Confluence is the culmination of a compelling historical drama about the lives, loves, triumphs and sacrifices of the descendants of three immigrant families who settled along California's American River, and who are called upon to put aside a decade full of grievances and betrayals to try to save the history and legacy of their ancestral home.