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By the River

Author : Steven Herrick
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A memorable YA novel about the tough and tender sides of growing up in a small country town. Fourteen-year-old Harry has a knack for wriggling out of trouble, but escaping the constraints and memories that keep him trapped is not so easy, until it's a matter of life or death.

Green Days by the River

Author : Michael Anthony
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Another perceptive novel about a boy on the edge of adult responsibilities. It is the story of Shellie, a Trinidadian boy who moves to a new village and there meets two girls. He is charmed by Rosalie but he is attracted to the more cheerful and accessible Joan. Introduction by Gareth Griffiths.

The Old House by the River

Author : William Cowper Prime
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Stranger by the River

Author : Paul Twitchell
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"Paul Twitchell, the modern-day founder of Eckankar, helps you delve deeply into the nature of God, love, wisdom, freedom, purity, death, and your purpose in life"--

The House by the River

Author : Lena Manta
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The first novel by acclaimed Greek writer Lena Manta to appear in English translation, The House by the River is an intimate, emotionally powerful saga following five young women as they realize that no matter the men they choose, the careers they pursue, or the children they raise, the only constant is home. Theodora knows she can’t keep her five beautiful daughters at home forever—they’re too curious, too free spirited, too like their late father. And so, before each girl leaves the small house on the riverside at the foot of Mount Olympus, Theodora makes sure they know they are always welcome to return. A devoted and resilient mother, Theodora has lived through World War II, through the Nazi occupation of Greece, and through her husband’s death, and now she endures the twenty-year-long silence of her daughters’ absence. Her children have their own lives—they’ve married, traveled the world, and courted romance, fame, and even tragedy. But as they become modern, independent women in pursuit of their dreams, Theodora knows they need her—and each other—more than ever. Have they grown so far apart that they’ve forgotten their childhood house in its tiny village, or will their broken hearts finally lead them home?

Home by the River

Author : Archibald Rutledge
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This is the story of Rutledge's return after 44 years to Hampton Plantation, his boyhood home. Built in 1730 the stately mansion and its extensive grounds and woodlands are now one of South Carolina's state parks, located 40 miles northeast of Charleston. The restoration of the house, and reminiscences of Rutledge's early years there captures the true spirit of Hampton.

Angels by the River

Author : James Gustave Speth
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Angels by the River follows James Gustave Speth's unlikely path—from a Southern boyhood to his career as an influential mainstream environmentalist to his current system-changing activism. In this compelling memoir, Speth explores the issues, and realities, that have shaped the nation since the 1950s, and that turned an “ultimate insider” into someone willing to be arrested in front of the White House. Born and raised in a town where both the best and worst of the South shone through—a town that eventually became the scene of South Carolina's horrific Orangeburg Massacre—Speth explores how the civil rights movement and the South's agrarian roots influenced his academic career at Yale and later work in the heyday of the environmental movement, when he helped launch two landmark and influential environmental groups—the Natural Resources Defense Council and the World Resources Institute—advise the White House on climate and other emerging issues, and lead the UN's development efforts around the globe. Speth fought to create and uphold the nation's toughest environmental laws, but now believes a new environmentalism is needed to confront today's challenges. The advancing climate crisis cannot be addressed, he warns, as long as we remain fixated on endless growth and consumption, corporate profits, increasing the incomes of the well-to-do, neglecting those just getting by, and helping abroad only modestly. An American tale, in all its complexity, Speth's memoir is an inspiration—especially for readers contemplating how to make a difference in an increasingly complex world.

Smoke by the River

Author : David McKibben
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Smoke by the River is a time travel fantasy novel about the way life could be if the Native Americans won the war for North America. Kevin Whitecoate becomes Kevin Wildcat, and fulfills a tribal prophecy by playing an ancient song on a flute that he had left behind centuries before.

Down by the River

Author : Edna O'Brien
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A novel set in Ireland relates the story of a young girl who becomes pregnant by her father, a situation made worse when it becomes fodder for the mill of church, state, and the town square. Reprint.

Tirra Lirra by the River

Author : Jessica Anderson
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One of Australia’s most celebrated novels: one woman’s journey from Australia to London Nora Porteous, a witty, ambitious woman from Brisbane, returns to her childhood home at age seventy. Her life has taken her from a failed marriage in Sydney to freedom in London; she forged a modest career as a seamstress and lived with two dear friends through the happiest years of her adult life. At home, the neighborhood children she remembers have grown into compassionate adults. They help to nurse her back from pneumonia, and slowly let her in on the dark secrets of the neighborhood in the years that have lapsed. With grace and humor, Nora recounts her desire to escape, the way her marriage went wrong, the vanity that drove her to get a facelift, and one romantic sea voyage that has kept her afloat during her dark years. Her memory is imperfect, but the strength and resilience she shows over the years is nothing short of extraordinary. A book about the sweetness of escape, and the mix of pain and acceptance that comes with returning home. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Down by the River

Author : Grace Hallworth
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Rhymes, chants, and games of Afro-Caribbean origin.

The River

Author : Gary Paulsen
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Because of his success surviving alone in the wilderness for fifty-four days, fifteen-year-old Brian, profoundly changed by his time in the wild, is asked to undergo a similar experience to help scientists learn more about the psychology of survival.

A House by the River

Author : William Miller
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Belinda's courage is tested when she and her mother sit out a storm, hoping that their house will protect them from the rising river.

The River Is Home

Author : Patrick D Smith
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The River Is Home revolves around a Mississippi family's struggle to cope with changes in their rural environment. It is the story of Skeeter, a young boy growing up in a family poor in material goods but rich in the appreciation of their natural surroundings. The river they live on is the source of life—and death.

A Meeting by the River

Author : Christopher Isherwood
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A Town by the River

Author : Jayanta Ray
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A Town by the River is a fictional tale that revolves around Anirban, the protagonist, his college days, his first love and brief flirtation with left-wing politics considered fashionable in those days and his childhood. The first few chapters of the book dwell at length on the prevalent political situation when political parties were tremendously hostile to one another. Vendettas by way of slaying were a common sight. Several young lives were lost in such turbulent political situations. Stringing together a variety of events and characters in a narrative canvas, the book focuses on the time and life in a small town, where the townsfolk, especially the kids, always welcomed carefree excitements from otherwise subdued life, be it in the form of festivities, football matches or simple outings. The strength of the book lies in its descriptive details of the milieu, the people and more importantly, the charming river. Earthy smell and myriad of colours and the river that lazily went past the town held a special attraction for the young and old. Notwithstanding the undertone of caste and religion, the townsfolk cherished human relationships that transcended the religious divide. Its poignant style of narration would appeal to a wide readership beyond the geographical boundaries.

The River

Author : Mary Jane Beaufrand
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Veronica Severance feels cut off from the world. Forced to move from the city to rural Oregon with her parents, she is haunted by loneliness and by the chilling sounds of the Santiam, the river that runs through her backyard. Through the fog of isolation, Ronnie finds herself becoming close with Karen, a young girl who she babysits. But when she discovers Karen's body on the banks of the Santiam, the victim of a supposed accident, Ronnie feels compelled to uncover the truth. As she becomes increasingly obsessed with solving Karen's death, Ronnie is led deeper and deeper into the woods surrounding the river and to the dark secret hidden within its midst. The River is a darkly atmospheric story of murder, isolation, obsession and dark secrets that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.

A Walk by the River

Author : Jo Waters
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Introduces plants and animals that are commonly seen by the river, such as reeds, minnows, herons, and otters.

Song of the River

Author : Joy Cowley
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In this resonant story, Cam the mountain boy follows the river from its trickling source in the mountain snow all the way to the coast. The river leads him through forest, farms, and towns to the salty wind of the sea. Dramatic landscape illustrations evoke a North American landscape and are packed with detail to explore the world of the river.

Death on the River

Author : John Wilson
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A young soldier survives a Confederate prison camp during the Civil War.