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Book Information: Time is a River

Time is a River (2008) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Recovering from breast cancer and reeling from her husband's infidelity, Mia Landan flees her Charleston home to heal in the mountains near Asheville, North Carolina. She seeks refuge in a neglected fishing cabin belonging to her fly-fishing instructor, Belle Carson.

Belle recently inherited the cabin, which once belonged to a grandmother she never knew, the legendary fly fisher and journalist of the 1920s, Kate Watkins, whose life fell into ruins after she was accused of murdering her lover. Her fortune lost in the stock market crash and her reputation destroyed, Kate slipped into seclusion in the remote cabin. After her death the fishing cabin remained locked and abandoned for decades. Little does Belle know that by opening the cabin doors to Mia for a summer's sanctuary, she will open again the scandal that plagued Belle's family for generations.

From her first step inside the dusty cabin, Mia is fascinated by the traces of Kate's mysterious story left behind in the eccentric furnishings of the cabin. And though Belle, ashamed of the tabloid scandal that tortured her mother, warns Mia not to stir the mud, Mia is compelled to find out more about Kate...especially when she discovers Kate's journal.

The inspiring words of the remarkable woman echo across the years. Mia has been learning to fly-fish, and Kate's wise words comparing life to a river resonate deeply. She begins a quest to uncover the truth behind the lies. As she searches newspaper archives and listens to the colorful memories of the local small-town residents, the story of a proud, fiercely independent woman emerges. Mia feels a strange kinship with the woman who, like her, suffered fears, betrayal, the death of loved ones, and a fall from grace, yet found strength, compassion, and, ultimately, forgiveness in her isolation. A story timeless in its appeal emerges, with a power that reopens old wounds, but also brings a transforming healing for Mia, for Kate's descendants, and for all those in Mia's new community.

Original title: Time is a River
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionRural & Small Town Life
FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

Edition #1: Time is a River

Time is a River (2008)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Every book that Mary Alice Monroe has written has felt like a homecoming to me." Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides
  • "Mary Alice Monroe's voice is...strong and true." Anne Rivers Siddons
  • "Mary Alice Monroe writes from her heart to the hearts of her readers." The Post and Courier (Charleston SC)
  • "Monroe's talent for infusing her characters with warmth and vitality and her ability to spin a tale with emotional depth will earn her a broad spectrum of readers." Publishers Weekly
  • "Monroe makes her characters so believable, the reader can almost hear them breathing...Readers who enjoy such fine southern voices as Pat Conroy will add the talented Monroe to their list of favorites." Booklist
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Manifested in:

Time is a River (July 2008)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN: 9781416544364
Dimensions: 9 x 6 x D in
Pages: 369

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