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The River Wife by Jonis Agee
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Aug 15, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: american, historical-fiction, trippy-fiction
Read on August 15, 2010 — I own a copy

Arkansas history (and I'm not sure how much of it actually adheres to historical truth or is just good storytelling) and 5 generations of the Ducharme family. It is a great love story of Annie Lark and Jacques Ducharme and their descendants, the development of their land, piracy on the river, slaves or not, the Civil War, betrayals and loyalties of all kinds, farming, trapping, dogs and men, women and children. And through it all Jacques Ducharme and Annie Lark. Jacques is a character to love and hate, Annie mostly to love. This book is just a really good piece of storytelling and I enjoyed reading it.
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message 1: by Joy (new) - rated it 5 stars

Joy Missouri history...although there is an extended trip to Arkansas.

Chana It has been too long since I've read it for me to have a proper understanding of why I thought it was Arkansas when it was Missouri. I'll have to correct that when I read it again and clear up my misunderstanding. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

message 3: by Jennifer (new) - added it

Jennifer This sounds like a great 'summer read', Chana!

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