The River King (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jul 1, 2001 - Fiction - 352 pages
39 Reviews
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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User Review  - jphamilton - LibraryThing

Alice Hoffman always writes special books—and she's done it again. She has placed a magical and tragic story into a small New England town. Hoffman writes like a dream, and sometimes that dreamlike ... Read full review

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User Review  - Laura Cowan - Goodreads

I keep liking bits of this but it has a very repetitive rhythm to the sentences that keeps coming back and makes the description sound melodramatic and makes it harder to get into the story. Read full review

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Contents

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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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About the author (2001)

Alice Hoffman is the best-selling author of The Dovekeepers, and several other beloved novels, including, Blue Diary (2001), The River King (2000), Local Girls (1999), Here On Earth (1997), Practical Magic (1995), Second Nature (1994), Turtle Moon (1992), Seventh Heaven (1990), At Risk (1988), Illumination Night (1987), Fortune’s Daughter (1985), White Horses (1982), Angel Landing (1980), The Drowning Season (1979), and Property Of (1977). She is also the author of three children’s books: Aquamarine (2001), Horsefly (2000), and Fireflies (1997).

Born in New York City, and raised on Long Island, Hoffman graduated from Adelphi University and received an M.A. from Stanford University, where she was Mirrielees Fellow. She currently lives near Boston with her family and her dogs.

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