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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About the Author
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I got this book from the library based on it's title, cover and the fact that the author also wrote Almost Famous (I enjoyed the movie, which I've gathered now is nothing like the book - I will be checking it out next). So I knew nothing about the book and had not heard of it. I read it in two days (which is fast for me, working, being a mom, etc.) and LOVED it! I am so disappointed that I can't find anything out about the author when I googled him. There's another David Small who illustrates children's books. Am I retarded? Is this the same guy who wrote this fantastic book (not to diminish illustrators and children's books which I plan to write some day)? How can David Small, author of Almost Famous, not have a website where fans can sing his praises? Please respond to this, I'm at firstname.lastname@example.org Ok, so in case it wasn't clear, I truly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to all.