Tomorrow River

Tomorrow River

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 343 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 33.02mm | 544.31g
  • Dutton Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 0525951547
  • 9780525951544

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"An excellent, moving story, very well written, and one that will linger in your thoughts long after you've finished it."
-"Historical Novels Review"
"The first-person narration is chirpy, determined and upbeat...something of the tone of "To Kill a Mockingbird."..Shenny steals the show with her brave, funny, and often disturbing patter as she tries to rescue herself and her sister from problems she won't acknowledge."
-"Mystery Scene" Magazine
"Kagen captures the terror of sisters deprived of their mother, the only safe haven in a world filled with threat. Richly atmospheric..."
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..".the charming, genuine voice of Shenny, whose country-Southern dialect is beautifully rendered with rhythmic cadences, is impossible to resist...Overall, it's the tender bond between the twins that redeems the world from the cruelty around them and keeps you rooting for them right up until the end."
-Milwaukee Magazine
"Shenandoah leaps>
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About Lesley Kagen

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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3 23% (277)
2 6% (72)
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