River Song rejoins Danny Kachiah, the Oregonian Nez Perce drifter and failed rodeo rider first introduced in Craig Lesley's award-winning novel, Winterkill. Danny is determined to get closer to his son, Jack, to teach him traditional ways to steer him away from rodeoing. Danny and Jack survive a forest fire, make a go of it as migrant workers, then finally settle down to salmon fishing on the Columbia River. There they join forces with Willis Salwish, a mysterious old Yakima Indian who clings to traditional fishing sites despite opposition from white fisherman. Danny's friendship with Willis draws him into the dispute over fishing rights, and it's Willis who brings him face to face with ghosts from his past, and leads him to his lost heritage.


Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Winterkill was a spell of language I wanted never to end, and blessedly the story now flows on in River Song. Craig Lesley has given us another greathearted book." - Ivan Doig


Used availability for Craig Lesley's River Song

Hardback Editions

November 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: River Song
Author(s): Craig Lesley
ISBN: 0-395-43083-6 / 978-0-395-43083-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

October 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: River Song
Author(s): Craig Lesley
ISBN: 0-312-24491-6 / 978-0-312-24491-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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May 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: River Song
Author(s): Craig Lesley
ISBN: 0-385-31277-6 / 978-0-385-31277-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delta
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January 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: River Song
Author(s): Craig Lesley
ISBN: 0-440-50311-6 / 978-0-440-50311-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Laurel
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