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The River in Winter is the story of 17-year-old Joe Weatherfield's attempt to find love, mercy, and redemption in a world charged with the moral wreckage of family decisions made long before he was born. His search carries him from Massachusetts to Florida and finally to Dunnocks Head, Maine, where he rediscovers his long-estranged grandfather and quickly becomes involved in a kidnapping, a murder, and a long-buried scandal-all of which leads him to the hard irredeemable lesson that the innocent are often as ...
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Overview

The River in Winter is the story of 17-year-old Joe Weatherfield's attempt to find love, mercy, and redemption in a world charged with the moral wreckage of family decisions made long before he was born. His search carries him from Massachusetts to Florida and finally to Dunnocks Head, Maine, where he rediscovers his long-estranged grandfather and quickly becomes involved in a kidnapping, a murder, and a long-buried scandal-all of which leads him to the hard irredeemable lesson that the innocent are often as guilty as the damned.
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An independent original in every way, young Joe leaves homeleaving behind his very young mother and brutal stepfather. He moves in with his grandfather, and becomes involved with a rich judge and his beautiful daughter. He also becomes involved with the law and faces the dilemma of telling the truth in a no-win situation or lying and buying his way into the easy life. An old scandal and a startling climax change his life forever. With expert touches of a Maine background, the author succeeds in telling a fast-paced story with a fascinating protagonist and a wealth of ideas on individuality, compromise, and the human condition. By the author of Almost Famous , this is highly recommended for all fiction collections, including YA. R.H. Donahugh, Youngstown & Mahoning Cty. P.L., Ohio
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595197989
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 8/27/2001
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

David Small

David Small is the recipient of the Caldecott Medal, a Christopher Medal, and the E. B. White Award for his picture books, which include Imogene's Antlers, The Gardener, and So, You Want to Be President? He lives in Mendon, Michigan.

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