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The Resource Crooked River, Valerie Geary

Crooked River, Valerie Geary

Label
Crooked River
Title
Crooked River
Statement of responsibility
Valerie Geary
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "With the inventiveness and emotional power of Promise Not to Tell, The Death of Bees, and After Her, a powerful literary debut about family and friendship, good and evil, grief and forgiveness. He is not evil. I am not good. We are the same: broken and put back together again. Still grieving the sudden death of their mother, Sam and her younger sister Ollie McAlister move from the comforts of Eugene to rural Oregon to live in a meadow in a teepee under the stars with Bear, their beekeeper father. But soon after they arrive, a young woman is found dead floating in Crooked River, and the police arrest their eccentric father for the murder. Fifteen-year-old Sam knows that Bear is not a killer, even though the evidence points to his guilt. Unwilling to accept that her father could have hurt anyone, Sam embarks on a desperate hunt to save him and keep her damaged family together.I see things no one else does.I see them there and wish I didn't. I want to tell and can't. Ollie, too, knows that Bear is innocent. The Shimmering have told her so. One followed her home from her mom's funeral and refuses to leave. Now, another is following Sam. Both spirits warn Ollie: the real killer is out there, closer and more dangerous than either girl can imagine. Told in Sam and Ollie's vibrant voices, Crooked River is a family story, a coming of age story, a ghost story, and a psychological mystery that will touch reader's hearts and keep them gripped until the final thrilling page"--
  • "Still grieving the sudden death of their mother, Sam and Ollie McAlister move to rural Oregon to live with Bear, their teepee-dwelling, beekeeper father. But shortly after they arrive a young woman is found dead floating in the river and the police arrest their eccentric father as the prime suspect"--
Summary
Still grieving the sudden death of their mother, 15-year-old Sam McAlister and her younger sister, Ollie, move to rural Oregon to live in a teepee with Bear, their beekeeper father; but soon after they arrive, Bear is arrested for the murder of a young woman found floating in Crooked River, and as spirits tell Ollie that her father is innocent, Sam hunts for the real killer
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10358367
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation source
  • Bklst 09/01/2014
  • LJ 07/01/2014
  • Kirkus 08/15/2014
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Geary, Valerie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.E354
LC item number
C76 2014
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers
  • Grief
  • Families
  • Murder
  • FICTION / Suspense
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • FICTION / General
  • Oregon
Target audience
adult
Label
Crooked River, Valerie Geary
Link
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Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20619824
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780062326591
Lccn
2014031348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(DLC) 2014031348
Label
Crooked River, Valerie Geary
Link
static.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/large/1/9780062326591.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20619824
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780062326591
Lccn
2014031348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(DLC) 2014031348

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