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River, Cross My Heart
River Cross My Heart
Author: Breena Clarke
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 1925. — 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. — In scenes alive with emotional truth, Rive...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780316899987
ISBN-10: 0316899984
Publication Date: 10/14/1999
Pages: 256
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  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 219 ratings
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 4
This is a novel about a close-knit African American community, living in Georgetown in 1925. The author paints a wonderful picture of the culture and what life was like for the people who were not too far descended from slavery. The story is centered around a young girl who has to deal with the aftermath of her younger sisters accidental death.
This is a feel good story and I would highly recommend it, especially to teenage girls and their mothers.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a story of a black family in 1925 Washington DC. They must deal with the drowning of one of the children. It was a bit slow and I felt the author strayed away sometimes so I would loose track of which character was being addressed at the time. I didn't really enjoy the book but finished just to see what happened.
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This remarkable novel brings to life an entire community---the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., circa 1925---as it weighs the effect of a young girl's tragic death on the people she has left behind.
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Very good read. I loved every minute of it. It painted a great picture of the DC area in the 1920's reguarding race.
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One of Oprah's Book Club selections, and for good reason. Such a moving story about one little girl's life, tragedies and more. Keeps your attention riveted all the way through.
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A little slower than I had expected and not much plot
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Like this. Oprah picks good books.
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A story of how a family copes after the death of a child. Very interesting, though sad.

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