The Resource Once upon a river, Diane Setterfield

Once upon a river, Diane Setterfield

Label
Once upon a river
Title
Once upon a river
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Diane Setterfield
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Language
eng
Summary
The Thirteenth Tale comes a richly imagined, powerful new novel about how we explain the world to ourselves, ourselves to others, and the meaning of our lives in a universe that remains impenetrably mysterious. On a dark midwinter's night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while away the dark hours, when the door bursts open on a grievously wounded stranger. In his arms is the lifeless body of a small child. Hours later, the girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can science provide an explanation? These questions have many answers, some of them quite dark indeed. Those who dwell on the river bank apply all their ingenuity to solving the puzzle of the girl who died and lived again, yet as the days pass the mystery only deepens. The child herself is mute and unable to answer the essential questions: Who is she? Where did she come from? And to whom does she belong? But answers proliferate nonetheless. Three families are keen to claim her. A wealthy young mother knows the girl is her kidnapped daughter, missing for two years. A farming family reeling from the discovery of their son's secret liaison, stand ready to welcome their granddaughter. The parson's housekeeper, humble and isolated, sees in the child the image of her younger sister. But the return of a lost child is not without complications and no matter how heartbreaking the past losses, no matter how precious the child herself, this girl cannot be everyone's. Each family has mysteries of its own, and many secrets must be revealed before the girl's identity can be known. Once Upon a River is a glorious tapestry of a book that combines folklore and science, magic and myth. Suspenseful, romantic, and richly atmospheric, the beginning of this novel will sweep you away on a powerful current of storytelling, transporting you through worlds both real and imagined, to the triumphant conclusion whose depths will continue to give up their treasures long after the last page is turned
Summary
When the seemingly dead body of a child reanimates hours after arriving at an ancient inn on the Thames, three families try to claim her
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technical information on music
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10762532
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B@L
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Setterfield, Diane,
Dewey number
813/.6
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
PR6119.E86
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Juliet Stevenson
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Stevenson, Juliet,
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True
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  • Girls
  • Drowning victims
  • Miracles
  • FICTION / General
  • Drowning victims
  • Girls
  • Miracles
  • Thames River (England)
  • England
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Once upon a river, Diane Setterfield
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digital storage
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1076509839
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781508256786
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Sound
sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
A0700660-7C23-468B-9275-7441225F88DF
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
Once upon a river, Diane Setterfield
Link
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1076509839
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508256786
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
A0700660-7C23-468B-9275-7441225F88DF
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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