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River, Cross My Heart (Oprah"s Book Club)

by Breena Clarke

  • 6 Want to read
  • 24 Currently reading

Published by Back Bay Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Modern fiction,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Fiction,
  • General,
  • Reading Group Guide,
  • Fiction / Historical

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesOprah"s Book Club (27)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9561382M
    ISBN 100316899984
    ISBN 109780316899987

    Don't forget to print your list of official Oprah’s Book Club selections and mark the ones you’ve completed. 47 of River, Cross My Heart. By Breena Clarke. pages; Little, Brown & Company This highly accomplished first novel resonates with ideas, impassioned lyricism, and poignant historical detail as it captures an essential part of. Get this from a library! River, cross my heart. [Breena Clarke] -- Alice and Willie Bynum, having moved from rural North Carolina to Georgetown in search of a better life for themselves and their children, must find a way to cope when their six-year-old daughter.

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    Breena Clarke returns with a bittersweet slavery-era saga, partially set’like her smash Oprah-pick, River, Cross My Heart’in Washington, D.C.'s Georgetown. Clarke's knowledge of the period and the novel's dense, deliberate narrative create a poignant story about the intricacies of human bondage and its dissolution, built around a. River, Cross My Heart by Breena Clarke starting at $ River, Cross My Heart has 3 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.


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Breena Clarke grew up in Washington, DC, and was educated at Webster College and Howard University. She is the author of two widely praised novels, River, Cross My Heart, which was a selection of Oprah's Book Club, and Stand the Storm.

She lives in Jersey City, New s: River, Cross My Heart on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(92). In scenes alive with emotional truth, River, Cross My Heart weighs the effect of Clara's absence on the people she has left behind: her parents, Alice and Willie Bynum, torn between the old world of their rural North Carolina home and the new world of the city to which they have moved in search of a better life for themselves and their children.

--From River, Cross My Heart A remarkable new writer makes her debut with a novel of tragedy and triumph in the life of an African American family in Georgetown, circa Eight-year-old Clara Bynum is dead, drowned in the Potomac River in the shadow of an apparently haunted rock outcropping known locally as the Three Sisters.

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of River Cross My Heart It is and Johnnie Mae is living in Georgetown with her mother, Alice, her stepfather, Willie, and her six year old sister Clara.

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