River Readers

  • Bob

    The imaginative tale is told from two perspectives. Livy is a girl who is visiting her Gran in Australia for the first time in 5 years. Bob is the creature who has lived in the closet for the same five years, awaiting Livy's return.
    Livy doesn't remember much about her last visit since she was only five and she certainly doesn't remember Bob. However, as the two of them start trying to piece together where Bob came from and how to get him back, the bits and pieces of Livy's past creep slowly back.
    This book was a delightful tale full of family, friendship and love.

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  • Folk

    I read a ton of poetry and Folk has risen to the top of my favorite lists. Kimberly captures the mood and I felt like I was on the journey with the people in the poems. Fantastic job.

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  • Restart

    Chase Ambrose falls off his roof and can't remember a thing. Physically he is fine, but the concussion he suffered from means his memories of the last 13 years are all gone. That might not be a bad things since it appears Chase wasn't the nicest kid. In fact, Chase might have been the furthest thing from a nice person. Even his 4 year old half sister seems afraid of him. That Chase isn't who the new Chase wants to be though. He doesn't feel the need to be the football star bully of the school anymore and he doesn't really like his old friends Bear and Aaron.

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  • The Great Alone

    Alaska, 1974.
    Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed.
    For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival.

    Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America's last true frontier.

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  • Cracked Not Broken

    This work is about the art of living mentally well. Told through the first-hand experience of mental health advocate, activist and speaker Kevin Hines (who has bipolar disorder), the story is an honest account of the struggle to live mentally well, and teach others how to do the same. It educates the public about mental illness and helps anyone reading find hope in any situation.

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  • The Truth As Told By Mason Buttle

    Mason Buttle was a big kid, who was not very good in school and who sweat....a lot. He lived with his Gran, his uncle and a stray girl his uncle brought home one day. They lived on an orchard that had been in the family for generations. However, after the family had dealt two tragic blows it became hard for Gran and Uncle Drum to deal with the orchard operations. Things fell into disarray and soon Uncle Drum had to sell off parts of the orchard.

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  • The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler

    Dietrich BonHoeffer was a preacher during the rise of Hitler to power in Germany. He knew from an early age that he wanted to spread the word of God and his faith was strong. When the atrocities of the Hitler regime came to light, he knew he could not stay silent. He spoke out against the Nazi practices and started his own church. As the Nazi threat grew worse, he became involved in a spy ring whose ambition was to assassinate Hitler.

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  • Look Alive Twenty-five

    "Stephanie Plum faces the toughest puzzle of her career in the twenty-fifth entry in Janet Evanovich's #1 New York Times-bestselling series. There's nothing like a good deli, and the Red River Deli in Trenton is one of the best. World-famous for its pastrami, cole slaw, and for its disappearing managers. Over the last month, three have vanished from the face of the earth, and the only clue in each case is one shoe that's been left behind. The police are baffled. Lula is convinced that it's a case of alien abduction.

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  • Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade

    In her much-anticipated new novel, the New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander saga brings back one of her most compelling characters: Lord John Grey—soldier, gentleman, and no mean hand with a blade. Here Diana Gabaldon brilliantly weaves together the strands of Lord John’s secret and public lives—a shattering family mystery, a love affair with potentially disastrous consequences, and a war that stretches from the Old World to the New. . . .

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  • Hidden Blade

    Our protagonist, Ace Dante, has been kicked out of the Underworld (the Egyption one) and cursed to walk the earth forever. He is an investigative detective or sorts. His work "partner" is a demon named Shukra, another part of the curse which has bound these two antagonists to walk their paths together.
    Ace is bitter, snarky, and trapped to do the God Osirus' evil bidding. He feels the guilt of past sins, and despairs of being better. Sometimes the bad guys win.

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  • Bingo Love

    Bingo Love is a story of a same-sex romance that spans over 60 years. A chance meeting at church bingo in 1963 brings Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray together. Through their formative years, these two women develop feelings for each other and finally profess their love for one another.

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  • Cards on the Table

    It was the match-up of the century: four sleuths--Superintendent Battle of Scotland Yard; Mrs. Ariadne Oliver, famed writer of detective stories; Col. Race of His Majesty's Secret Service; and the incomparable Hercule Poirot - invited to play bridge with four specially invited guests, each of whom had gotten away with murder! But before the first rubber was completed, the host was dead.
    -- From Goodreads

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  • The House of One Thousand Eyes

    Who can Lena trust to help her find out the truth? Life in East Germany in the early 1980s is not easy for most people, but for Lena, it’s particularly hard. After the death of her parents in a factory explosion and time spent in a psychiatric hospital recovering from the trauma, she is sent to live with her stern aunt, a devoted member of the ruling Communist Party. Visits with her beloved Uncle Erich, a best-selling author, are her only respite. But one night, her uncle disappears without a trace. Gone also are all his belongings, his books, and even his birth records.

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  • The Thief

    The king's scholar, the magus, believes he knows the site of an ancient treasure. To attain it for his king, he needs a skillful thief, and he selects Gen from the king's prison. The magus is interested only in the thief's abilities.

    What Gen is interested in is anyone's guess. Their journey toward the treasure is both dangerous and difficult, lightened only imperceptibly by the tales they tell of the old gods and goddesses.
    -- From Goodreads

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  • The Tiger's Wife

    Weaving a brilliant latticework of family legend, loss, and love, Téa Obreht, the youngest of The New Yorker’s twenty best American fiction writers under forty, has spun a timeless novel that will establish her as one of the most vibrant, original authors of her generation.

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