Run, River Currents

Run, River Currents

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by Ginger Marcinkowski
     
 

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As the last of the mourners departed the ornate Catholic church, Emily entered a side door unnoticed, walked to the coffin, and punched her dead father in the face. "You'll never be dead enough," she whispered. "Never."

Determined to recover from the hands of a father who sexually abused her and an emotionally distant mother, twenty-seven-year-old Emily Evans…  See more details below

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As the last of the mourners departed the ornate Catholic church, Emily entered a side door unnoticed, walked to the coffin, and punched her dead father in the face. "You'll never be dead enough," she whispered. "Never."

Determined to recover from the hands of a father who sexually abused her and an emotionally distant mother, twenty-seven-year-old Emily Evans seeks the peace she'd lost in her youth. Yet, shattered by the betrayal of those she was taught to respect and love, she fears that she may never overcome the devastating effects of generations of abuse. Will she ever let herself truly open up to the power of unconditional love?

Set in the rich backwoods of New Brunswick, Canada, Run, River Currents is inspired by a true story of abuse, pain, and the struggle to find healing and forgiveness.

Editorial Reviews

Author - Lenore Hart
This family saga spans three generations of abuse, hoarded secrets, crippling guilt and, ultimately, a cleansing, cathartic redemption. Marcinkowski's great talent is for the breathtakingly perfect detail. And she knows when to employ, with stunning impact, a single shocking action that will turn the tide of a character's life for good.
--Lenore Hart, author of The Raven's Bride and Book of the Month Club selection Becky: The Life and Loves of Becky Thatcher
Author - Gale Martin
There are important stories that must be told about children who are scarred, whose physical injuries and emotional damage are inflicted at the hands of those society has entrusted with their care. This is a tale of wrongdoing and the victimization of innocents, of forgiveness and redemption, that you won't be able to put down until the last line of the last page.
--Gale Martin, author of Grace Unexpected (2012) and Indie Excellence finalist Don Juan in Hankey, PA
Author - Sara Pritchard
Two strong, opposing forces run through Run, River Currents--one of rage, violence and shame, the other of grace and redemption... Set along the beautiful yet life-claiming Tobique River, Ginger Marcinkowski's novel is graced with narrative profluence and lyrical descriptions. It will leave you drenched, breathless, on your knees and gasping for air.
--Sara Pritchard, author of Crackpots (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year) and Help Wanted: Female (2012-13)
Filmmaker and award-winning celebrity - Jim Jordan
An amazing book...Run, River Currents is one young woman's heart-wrenching story of pain and abuse, rage and resentment...and her life-changing struggle to learn the power of unconditional love. A must-read.
--Jim Jordan, filmmaker and award-winning celebrity & fashion photographer (Elle, Marie Claire, Vogue)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014932103
Publisher:
Booktrope Editions
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
901,516
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Ginger Marcinkowski spent many summers traveling between her home state of Maine and her grandparents’ home in New Brunswick, Canada. The memories of her youth gave her a love for the deep Canadian forests and the mighty Tobique River—the setting for her novel, Run, River Currents.

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Run, River Currents 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
AuthorMichaelJSullivan More than 1 year ago
The author does a tremendous job in taking a very tough subject to write about, making it real to the reader, and finding the strength to provide inspiration to those who have suffered. This is a book that needs to be read over and over again so we truly understand the incredible challenges some in society do face on a daily basis. This is a story that will move you in many directions emotionally as well. The below struck me because I can relate to the anger sometimes one develops when abused, whether it's physically or emotionally. As the last of the mourners departed the ornate Catholic Church, Emily entered a side door unnoticed, walked to the coffin, and punched her dead father in the face. “You’ll never be dead enough,” she whispered. “Never.” The writing is direct and it has to be in such a story. Congratulations to the author for taking a very difficult subject to write about and bringing the issue to the public in a dignified way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A small white kit lay in the empty nursery of Windclan, bathed in a pool of Moonlight and Starlight, Starclan watching. The stars shimmered in her pelt. A skinny scratched up cat lumbred in. She was the kits mother. Her name was Flightflower, but her friends called her Flightscratch. The kits name was Moonkit. Moonkit mewed, loving the light. Both slept. The next morning, Moonkit awoke. She nuged her mom. Her mom didn't stir. Moonkit, worried, sat down and yowled. Her dad, Scarcry, walked in and sniffed her mother. He cried. "Little Moon," He said through tears, "You're Mother is dead." So Moonkit had to listen to a long funeral. She learned that her Mother lived among the stars, and she could talk to her if she wanted to. Moonkit tried, but it didn't work. ~ One day, when Moonkit was three moons old and sleeping, her father ran in and put her ina corner and hastily covered her with a leaf. "What is happining?" Moonkit cried. Her Father awnsred, "What is happing?! It's a BATTLE!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Hello?" Firestorm sits down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Both parents were pathetically twisted and selfish the father came from an environment of physical and sexual abuse that he sickenly chose to abuse his five year old daughter the mother came from a loving family environment that she felt were too strict (pitiful excuse) for tolerating the physical abuse of her children)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could hardly put this book down, once I started it. My heart began to ache anew for the children who are sexually abused. I highly recommend Run, River Currents.
NY_Reviewer More than 1 year ago
This is a really dark book, but the author does a great job of showing the unpolished truth of how a child who has grown up with sexual abuse really views life. Particularly helpful, I think, for spouses or close friends of abuse victims, in that it allows us to understand where the victims' perspectives of people and life are coming from. People don't easily "move on" from the darkness they live in, and this book shows that - while also ultimately showing that Another Way is possible. Not easy, but possible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
R i dont know what to do. C sister i dont think we should stay there. Last time you were replaced mother died. R if i cant reson with Smokeystar whats the point? C ii dont know. R i have no claws; i pulled them out moons ago.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im saddened over this story, but im happy that in the end love broke through, It was heart renching, and unbelievable. But true that these sort of thing happens in life. Thank God that times are different now, and people Make time to help families that are going through this, The author did a spectacular job, I cant say, that i loved this story; but i am glad that read it, It shows us, that all things are possible (to get through) With God, all thinngs are possible.
penandtome More than 1 year ago
Twenty-seven year old Emily Evans had a horrific childhood in New Brunswick, Canada that included abuse, molestation, her mother's suicide attempts, and dysfunctional relationships. The story of her childhood and adulthood is told through very detailed graphic images. The long saga quickly comes to an end when Emily find healing and forgiveness through becoming a Christian. Realistic story aimed at a mature audience.
LyonsLady More than 1 year ago
Set in the rich backwoods of New Brunswick, Canada,inspired by a true story of abuse, pain and the struggle to find healing and forgiveness. This book is written in a diary type format starting in the 1940's through 1970's, with different people sharing their story. Since it is based on a true story, I really wanted to read it, but I must be honest, I did not like this book at all. I know the things that happened to these people does happen and it is very very sad. I just could not get into this book at all. It seemed confusing to me and hard to follow. I struggled to read its entirety and ended up skipping some chapters just to finish reading it. I do not think that this book is for everyone. It might be helpful for those who have been abused and also for spouses or close friends of abuse victims, in that it allows us to understand where the victims' perspectives of people and life are coming from. This story reveals the tragedy of how sinful choices lead to consequences that not only affect the person making bad choices, but those closest to them as well. God's love and grace are greater and the influence of Godly choices can also make a great impact. So much pain and yet there is hope to be found in Christ.
coquitopy More than 1 year ago
This story reveals the tragedy of how sinful choices lead to consequences that not only affect the person making bad choices, but those closest to them as well. God's love and grace are greater and the influence of Godly choices can also make a great impact.
TCAvey More than 1 year ago
This story brought me to tears more than once. So much pain and yet there is hope to be found in Christ. Though it is not always easy for people to embrace that hope. This book can help the reader understand someone who has suffered through so much pain and why trust can be so difficult. It also shows how violence travels from generation to generation unless grace intervenes. Warning this book has some graphic parts as the author holds little back.
Covington1 More than 1 year ago
I found Run, River Currents to be a page turner. Really liked descriptions and writing style. A dark novel with many sad truths. I finished it in tears and hope for Emily's future.
GodsgirlJ1 More than 1 year ago
From Hurt to Healed!! A raw story of past hurts, yet ultimately finding healing of the heart and soul. This is a gripping story for anyone who has suffered abuse or knows someone who has.
JoeAkuoko More than 1 year ago
Whoa! It's a great book and dark as you said. I believe many ordinary people and Christians experience what Emily and her siblings encountered in the hands of their father. Personally I believe Maureen did more to destroy her children Yes Denny had no right raping Emily over and over when Maureen knew exactly what was happening. Even when she left Denny, her lifestyle did nothing to reassure her children they were secured. Stephanie had no choice but to emulate her mother. Aaron was an Angel sent into Emily's life. Yet her anger and mistrust nearly pushed him over the cliff. It's a well written book. The events are so connected and the author brings to life the reality and the struggle of many in the world. However am happy forgiveness and healing became the only conduit for Stephanie, Emily especially and Darren. After all, the whole message of the cross is about reconciliation to God and to self.