This Bright River

This Bright River

A Novel

eBook - 2012
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"Lauren Sheehan's career in medicine came to a halt after a sequence of violent events abroad. Now she's back in the safest place she knows--St. Helens, Wisconsin--cut off from career, friendship, and romance. Ben Hanson's aimless life bottomed out when he went to prison. But after his release, a surprising offer from his father draws him home. In Wisconsin, he finds his family fractured, still unable to face the truth behind his troubled cousin's death a decade earlier. As Lauren cautiously expands her world and Ben tries to unravel the mysteries of his family and himself, their paths intersect. Could each be exactly what the other needs? A compelling family drama and a surprising love story, THIS BRIGHT RIVER confirms Patrick Somerville's status as one of the most exciting young writers at work today"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Reagan Arthur Books/Little, Brown and Co., 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316203074
0316203076
Characteristics: 1 online resource (453 p.)

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May 29, 2014

I find it disheartening to read books where the 'F' word is needlessly thrown into conversations. Do we really have to accept this as common communication? And "those ones", too! Add graphic, abusive sex and it made me feel like I was wasting my time. Could have been an interesting story, but these distractions combined with helter-skelter multiple first persons (within a chapter!) made it a disappointment.

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