Bone River by Megan Chance

By Megan Chance

Selected by way of Amazon's editors as a top publication of the Month in Literature & Fiction, December 2012

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 keeps her father’s lifelong obsession: collecting artifacts and learning the local tradition that after 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 facts shouldn’t exist. As Leonie searches for solutions to the mummy’s origins, she starts to think a magical connection to it that defies all common sense. Leonie’s feel that otherworldly forces are at paintings purely grows while information of the brilliant 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 defense. yet security from whom? the mother? or even Daniel?

Leonie has continuously been an exceptional daughter and stable spouse, yet for the 1st time, those roles don't appear to be sufficient. discovering the mother 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 lady she used to be intended to be.

From award-winning writer Megan likelihood, Bone River is a haunting, lyrical story of ardour and identity.

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A reference to ‘the seven holy angels, which present the prayers of the saints, and which go in and out before the glory of the Holy One’ (Tobit 12: 15) invites speculation about the organization of the angels in heaven that the rest of Scripture cannot support or negate. References to thrones, principalities (or princedoms), and seraphim suggest distinc tions among the angels, but the nature of those distinctions is unex plained. The very reticence of Scripture invites readers to elaborate. Incomplete allusions and silences ask readers to fill the gaps with narrative.

Their intellectual development is closely related to their modes of exposition. The second book of Peter Lombard’s Sentences dealt with Creation, angels, humans, and the Fall. These were closely associated topics, linked not only because the understanding of each derived in considerable part from interpret ing Genesis, but because the answers to the central questions about each were intervolved. Lombard inherited a position of broad con sensus about angels from his Scholastic predecessors, but in system atizing and developing this body of knowledge his Sentences provided the basis for subsequent commentaries on angels.

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