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By Megan Chance
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In the mid-19th century, Leonie Monroe Russell works along her husband, Junius, an oysterman in Shoalwater Bay within the Pacific Northwest. At evening she maintains her father’s lifelong obsession: collecting artifacts and learning the local tradition that when thrived within the Washington Territory.
On her thirty seventh birthday, Leonie discovers a mummy sticking out from the riverbank bordering her property--a mummy that by way of all proof shouldn’t exist. As Leonie searches for solutions to the mummy’s origins, she starts to suppose a magical connection to it that defies all common sense. Leonie’s experience that otherworldly forces are at paintings purely grows whilst information of the impressive discovery brings Junius’s lengthy misplaced son, Daniel, to her doorstep. Upon his unforeseen arrival, a local elder insists that Leonie put on a different shell bracelet for cover. yet safety from whom? the mum? or even Daniel?
Leonie has consistently been an excellent daughter and stable spouse, yet for the 1st time, those roles don't appear to be sufficient. discovering the mum has replaced every thing, and now Leonie needs to come to a decision if she has the braveness to place apart the expectancies of others to be the girl she was once intended to be.
From award-winning writer Megan probability, Bone River is a haunting, lyrical story of ardour and identity.
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Bone River by Megan Chance