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In the River Sweet

(2002)
A novel by

 
 
National Book Award finalist Patricia Henley captivates us with this engrossing novel of a woman whose long-held secret will transform her life and her marriage.

From all appearances, Ruth Anne Bond is enviably lucky. Her husband, Johnny, still treats her like a young lover. Her grown daughter is a staunch friend. Her steady work and devotion to the church have quietly made her a pillar of the community. Then one long Indiana summer brings some unexpected communiques - including one she has both craved and feared for thirty years. As long-hidden truths threaten to emerge, for the first time in her marriage Ruth Anne is faced with memories she and Johnny never discuss: of a year spent in Saigon in 1968 - and a past she has yet to acknowledge. Probing questions of family and faith, Patricia Henley offers us a tender, far-sighted novel about seeking answers and achieving grace.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Gorgeously written and suffused with wisdom, In the River Sweet is an absolute superb novel from one of our best." - Andre Dubus III


Used availability for Patricia Henley's In the River Sweet

Hardback Editions

September 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: In the River Sweet: A Novel
Author(s): Patricia Henley
ISBN: 0-375-42127-0 / 978-0-375-42127-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: In the River Sweet
Author(s): Patricia Henley
ISBN: 0-641-66370-6 / 978-0-641-66370-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
Availability: Amazon   


Paperback Editions

April 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: In the River Sweet
Author(s): Patricia Henley
ISBN: 0-385-72132-3 / 978-0-385-72132-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: In the River Sweet
Author(s): Patricia Henley
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA