Leafy Rivers, New Edition

Overview

Jessamyn West's spirited novel—set in the Ohio Territory in the early
1880s—is a handsomely paced adventure for lovers of period romance and suspense. Leafy Rivers is a young bride caught up in emotions she does not altogether understand and cannot quite control.
As she races against time to save a life and a marriage that may already be lost, a vivid assortment of characters—such as Simon Yanders, a man whose loss has taught him generosity and...

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Overview

Jessamyn West's spirited novel—set in the Ohio Territory in the early
1880s—is a handsomely paced adventure for lovers of period romance and suspense. Leafy Rivers is a young bride caught up in emotions she does not altogether understand and cannot quite control.
As she races against time to save a life and a marriage that may already be lost, a vivid assortment of characters—such as Simon Yanders, a man whose loss has taught him generosity and whose grief has made him alert to joy; Cashie Wade, irresistibly wild and free; and Leafy's husband, Reno,
whose love is matched only by his ineptitude—offers challenges that threaten to waylay her at every turn.

Indiana University Press

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Editorial Reviews

Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Miss West's voice is refreshing and her own.... She wonderfully celebrates simple things." —Cleveland Plain Dealer

Los Angeles Times

"Always a good storyteller. In Leafy Rivers [West] assembles adventure, suspense, and meaningful confrontation with life, depth of character, and winsome style." —Los Angeles Times

Midwest Book Review

"Leafy Rivers is a must for fans of literary fiction, or classical American literature." —Midwest Book Review, April 2009

From the Publisher

"Miss West's voice is refreshing and her own.... She wonderfully celebrates simple things." —Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Always a good storyteller. In Leafy Rivers [West] assembles adventure,
suspense, and meaningful confrontation with life, depth of character, and winsome style." —Los
Angeles Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253353023
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Series: Library of Indiana Classics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jessamyn West (1902–1984) published numerous stories in magazines, including
The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and Ladies' Home Journal.
Her books include The Friendly Persuasion and Cress Delahanty.

Indiana University Press

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Table of Contents

Front matter
13 chapters
author bio

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