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3.00192492781521 out of 53.00192492781521 out of 53.00192492781521 out of 53.00192492781521 out of 53.00192492781521 out of 5 3.00 (1,039 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonis Agee Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From acclaimed novelist Jonis Agee, The River Wife is a sweeping, panoramic story that ranges from the New Madrid earthquake of 1811 through the Civil War to the bootlegging days of the 1930s.

When the earthquake brings Annie Lark’s Missouri house down on top of her, she finds herself pinned under the massive roof beam, facing certain death. Rescued by French fur trapper Jacques Ducharme, Annie learns to love the strong, brooding man and resolves to live out her days as his “River Wife.”

More than a century later, in 1930, Hedie Rails comes to Jacques’ Landing to marry Clement Ducharme, a direct descendant of the fur trapper and river pirate, and the young couple begin their life together in the very house Jacques built for Annie so long ago. When, night after late night, mysterious phone calls take Clement from their home, a pregnant Hedie finds comfort in Annie’s leather-bound journals. But as she reads of the sinister dealings and horrendous misunderstandings that spelled out tragedy for the rescued bride, Hedie fears that her own life is paralleling Annie’s, and that history is repeating itself with Jacques’ kin.

Among the family’s papers, Hedie encounters three other strong-willed women who helped shape Jacques Ducharme’s life. Their stories, together with Annie’s, weave a haunting tale of this mysterious, seductive, and ultimately dangerous man, a man whose hand stretched over generations of women at a bend in the river where fate and desire collide.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cassie | 2/17/2014

    " A really different, almost weird, book. But somehow I really liked it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Melinda | 2/16/2014

    " Uh-oh. My interest has waned. My own fault probably, sometimes real life gets in the way and then when you re-visit, your interest has... waned. Although the story did just shift gears and people and times and places so now that was maybe a good note to end on. I know Annies story. And that part was interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sharon Zink | 2/15/2014

    " I really wanted to read this book, and it started out well. But I got lost in the generations of all the characters and couldn't remember who was who. I couldn't wait for the book to end, and I wonder if the author felt the same way. It is about the back woods of Missouri before, during, and after the civil war. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Dana | 1/28/2014

    " made it to past the middle, but had to give up. "

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