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 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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