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The River King


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ISBN13: 9780425179673
ISBN10: 0425179672
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relaxin17, July 14, 2013 (view all comments by relaxin17)
I read The River King in one sitting! I am an avid Alice Hoffman fan and have read everything she has written. This is by far my favorite. It is such an emotional story and one that so many can relate to. Sometimes I feel as though I'm saying goodbye to a friend when I finish a book and I felt that way with this one. Alice's emotional writing fills every page!
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DL, February 27, 2011 (view all comments by DL)
If I had to describe this story in one word, it would be...Disappointing.. Alice is such a good storyteller, draws you in and explains the setting vividly.. This is the sixth book of Alice Hoffman's I have read. Unfortunately The River King is my least favorite. It had great potential, but just didn't deliver.. Keep writing Alice, I'm still a fan.
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Product Details

Hoffman, Alice
Berkley Publishing Group
New York, N.Y.
Mystery fiction
Psychological fiction
Preparatory school students
Mystery & Detective - General
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
July 2001
Grade Level:
from 12
8.02x5.14x.91 in. .63 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 352 pages Berkley Publishing Group - English 9780425179673 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Graceful, beguiling, and quirky....Reading her book is like having a dream that haunts even after we awaken."
"Review" by , "Rewarding...a novel not to be missed."
"Review" by , "Set in and around an exclusive private school in fictional Haddan, Mass., bestselling author Hoffman?s latest novel flows as swiftly and limpidly as the Haddan River, the town?s mystical waterway....As ever, Hoffman mixes myth, magic and reality, addressing issues of town and gown, enchanting her readers with a many-layered morality tale and proving herself once again an inventive author with a distinctive touch."
"Review" by , "Suspenseful and engrossing."
"Review" by , "It can be hard to find an example of good old-fashioned storytelling these days, but storytelling, refreshingly, is Alice Hoffman?s strength....The River King is full of wonderfully and satisfyingly odd twists and turns."
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From the best-selling author of The DovekeepersThe River King confirms Alice Hoffman as "one of our quirkiest and most interesting novelists" (Jane Smiley, USA Today).

People tend to stay in their place in the town of Haddan. The students at the prestigious prep school don't mix with locals; even within the school, hierarchy rules, as freshman and faculty members find out where they fit in and what is expected of them. But when a body is found in the river behind the school, a local policeman will walk into this enclosed world and upset it entirely. A story of surface appearances and the truths submerged below. 

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