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Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames, the regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open and in steps an injured stranger.
Once Upon a River Diane Setterfield, 2019 Atria/Emily Bestler Books 480 pp. ISBN-13: 9780743298070 Summary A richly imagined, powerful new novel about the wrenching disappearance of three little girls and the wide-reaching effect it has on their small town.
Once Upon A River’s winding course drags you down into the reeds and marshy depths in places, but Setterfield’s imagination is powered by an otherworldly force. This riverine novel has the ...
Our Reading Guide for Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield includes Book Club Discussion Questions, Book Reviews, Plot Summary-Synopsis and Author Bio.
Having loved The Thirteenth Tale I had quite high expectations for Once Upon a River. While this novel is a bit of a departure from The Thirteenth Tale, Setterfield explores similar themes. The act/art of storytelling plays a huge role in Once Upon a River, and I would go as far as to say that storytelling is the real protagonist of this novel.
The events of Once Upon a River take place around the Winter Solstice in the late 19th century, and listening to it truly evokes that sense of sitting by the fireside on cold, dark night and listening to a story that’s at times hard to believe, but impossible to walk away from. It could almost be a lost Canterbury Tale, had it not been set a few hundred years later.
'Once Upon A River' By Diane Setterfield Is A Magical Book About The Mysterious Space Between Life & Death. By Sadie Trombetta. Dec 5, 2018. Stories and storytelling are fundamental parts of the ...
Diane Setterfield’s bestselling novel, The Thirteenth Tale was published in 38 countries, sold more than three million copies, and was made into a television drama scripted by Christopher Hampton, starring Olivia Colmanand Vanessa Redgrave. Her second novel was Bellman & Black, and her new novel is Once Upon a River.
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