The Secret River by Kate Grenville
Reviewed by Christina Schwarz
The Atlantic Monthly
" 'The riverbank seemed to undergo a change of air. The old man's face closed down into its creases of shadow. His hand reached around and got the curved wooden club from the string round his waist. The younger man took a step forward, the spear up in his hand, poised on the balls of his feet, his face grim....' " Read the entire The Atlantic Monthly Review.