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From the book jacket - After the violent death of her father, sixteen-year-old Margo Crane takes to the Stark River in her grandfather’s rowboat, with only a few supplies and a biography of her hero Annie Oakley, in search of her mother. But the river, Margo’s childhood paradise, is a dangerous place for a young woman traveling alone, and she must be strong to survive, using her knowledge of the natural world and her ability to look unsparingly into the hearts
Feb 05, 2015 Tyler rated it really liked it
This book was recommended to me ages ago and I finally got around to it. I'm so glad I did. It was such an interesting and different world. Along a Michigan River in the late 70s early 80s a young girl grows up with a dysfunctional family, basically no mother or father and family she can't trust. She's a little slow but can take care of herself because she can shoot and forage. She lives on the river and meets a variety of characters who help take care of her while she learns to take care of her ...more
Pamela Pickering
I only made it to page 93 of this book. Initially, I've found it somewhat disturbing but there was just something else I can't put my finger on. I'm not wild about the type of culture the author depicts but perhaps it's because the main character seems to be so flat for me--and in her circumstances she shouldn't be. For those who know what "flat affect" is, it's very similar. I find it very difficult to interact w/someone who shows no emotion or expression on their face. It is the same experinec ...more
Jun 20, 2011 Kim rated it it was amazing
The best book I've read yet by Bonnie (my 3rd). I enjoyed Q Road, but this was even better. Other than the pain this young character endured, it had great people along the way, tales to tell, and nature to be enjoyed.
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