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Where the River Runs Deep

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  4 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Distraught over her partner’s betrayal, poet Maria Pell, no stranger to paranormal phenomena, flees to Cherapee, a small coastal town in North Carolina, to participate in a writers retreat. She brings verses written by a deceased local poet, intending to find the woman who inspired them. Her writer friend, Bo Bennett has also signed on to teach at the retreat. Researching ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published October 13th 2017 by Push On Press
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Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where the River Runs Deep is many things. Lynne Handy has packed a steamer trunk of action and intrigue into this slim volume, which is equal parts mystery, romance, thriller and parable. She has spun quite a yarn, stout twine interspersed with gossamer. The lively adventures of Maria Pell in the North Carolina backwater are punctuated by poetry that is sometimes achingly lovely and often just plain ingenious.

The story is a study in contrasts – paranormal activity juxtaposed with humans at thei
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Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good tale laced with murder, race relations, romance, treachery and everything you'd want in fewer than 200 pages. After reading her other works it is clear the author has a gift for multi-generational dynamics. Nothing is out of bounds here. Race relations is tackled head on. The elegant prose provides a peek behind the curtain into the southern mindset. Pick this up - you won't regret it.
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Former librarian Lynne Handy is an author and poet living in North Aurora, IL with her dogs Schatzi and BoPeep. Her latest novel, Where the River Runs Deep is a paranormal mystery involving racial strife that combines her interest in history, current events, and verse. She has also published In the Time of Peacocks, The Untold Story of Edwina, and Spy Car and Other Poems. A founding member of Open ...more

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