Featured books at Monkey See Monkey Read bookstore: Once Upon a River; Things We Didn’t Say

Once Upon a River

Once Upon the River

Starred Review. “A dramatic and rhapsodic American odyssey. A female Huckleberry Finn. A wild-child-to-caring-woman story as intricately meshed with the natural life of the river as a myth. Bonnie Jo Campbell conveys all that Margo does, thinks, and feels with transfixing sensuous precision, from the jolt of a gun to the muscle burn of rowing a boat against the current to the weight of a man.

From killing and skinning game to falling in with outlaws and finding refuge with kind if irascible strangers, Margo’s earthy education and the profound complexities of her timeless dilemmas are exquisitely rendered and mesmerizingly suspenseful. A glorious novel destined to entrance and provoke.” –Booklist

Bonnie Jo Campbell is the author of three previous books, including American Salvage, a National Book Award finalist. She lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.


Things We Didn’t Say

ThingsWeDidntSay PB C

Filled with her “unflinching honesty” (Melissa Senate) and “nuanced, relatable characters: (Allison Winn Scotch), Kristina Riggle’s evocative novels beautifully capture the realities of women’s lives today. In Things We Didn’t Say, this acclaimed writer probes the emotional depth of family and the challenges that can break — or unite — us.

Kristina Riggle lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her husband, two kids, and dog. A freelance journalist, short story writer, and coeditor for fiction at the e-zine Literary Mama, she is the author of two previous novels, Real Life & Liars and The Life You’ve Imagined.

Both books are available at Monkey See Monkey Read in downtown Northfield.

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