After River

by Donna Jonas Milner | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780061463013 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingkinediwing of Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on 12/1/2023
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Journal Entry 1 by wingkinediwing from Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Friday, December 1, 2023
Before River, everything was perfect. . . .
Growing up on a Canadian dairy farm less than two miles from the American border, fifteen-year-old Natalie Ward knows little of the outside world. But her loving, close-knit family is the envy of young and old alike in the nearby town of Atwood. Natalie adores her three brothers--especially Boyer, the eldest, whom she idolizes. But everything changes one hot July afternoon in 1966 when a long-haired stranger appears at their door--a soft-spoken American, a Vietnam War resister, who will test the family's morals and beliefs, and set in motion catastrophic events that will shatter Natalie's relationships with those she most dearly loves.

Journal Entry 2 by wingkinediwing at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Saturday, April 6, 2024
A beautifully written story about a family in Canada who in 1966 take in a young American man, a Vietnam War resister. He has an undeniable impact on the while family but then something happens that will rip the entire family apart.

I loved all the characters but it also made me very sad to see how by not talking to each other, it added so much to their grief. Everyone was trying to keep their secrets hidden but of course it does more damage than anything else.
The story is told mostly from Natalie's point of view but I thought her brother Boyer could have been a better narrator. It certainly was a very emotional book.

Journal Entry 3 by wingkinediwing at Biblos, Chambers Street in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, May 10, 2024

Released 2 mos ago (5/13/2024 UTC) at Biblos, Chambers Street in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 4 by bookfrogster at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, May 12, 2024
Caught at the Old Gang meet up. Thank you!

Journal Entry 5 by bookfrogster at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, May 25, 2024
I really liked this one. Beautifully written. But, like kinedi, it made me sad how much pain and grief was caused by no-one speaking to each other about what had happened. I plan to save this one for the next meet up or book box.

Journal Entry 6 by bookfrogster at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, May 25, 2024
I really liked this one. Beautifully written. But, like kinedi, it made me sad how much pain and grief was caused by no-one speaking to each other about what had happened. I plan to save this one for the next meet up or book box.

Journal Entry 7 by bookfrogster at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, June 17, 2024

Released 3 wks ago (6/17/2024 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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And off it goes in the Oakham Book Swap April book box. Happy reading!

Journal Entry 8 by oakhambookswap at Oakham, Rutland United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Arrived with us today when our April book box returned to base! ūüôā

To be shared in the Oakham Book Swap boxes.

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