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The River Home

by Hannah Richell

The River Home Synopsis

The river can take you home. The river can take you under... In their ramshackle Somerset home, its gardens running down to the river, the Sorrells have gathered for a last-minute wedding. Lucy is desperate to reunite her fractured family. Eve is fighting to keep her perfect life together. Their father hovers at the edge of events with his second wife. Their mother, Kit, a famous author whose stories have run dry, still seethes with resentment towards her youngest child. And Margot, who left home eight years ago under a black cloud, is forced to come face to face with her darkness... As the family come together for a week of celebration and confrontation, their relationships are stretched to breaking point. Can you ever heal the wounds of the past? Or will it always rise up to haunt you - like the echoes of a summer's night, like the relentless flow of a river...

The River Home Press Reviews

This character-driven tale flows effortlessly with the author's descriptive prose painting every emotional scene with care. Her skill at peeling away the layers of and revealing the raw pain in this incredibly complicated family is exemplary * Library Journal * A beautifully told story of love and pain within one family * SOPHIE GREEN * Stunning. All the feels, all the tears. Utterly heart-breaking * KATHERINE SLEE * The most life-affirming novel... wise, big-hearted and beautifully written * EMYLIA HALL * [A] heart-wrenching and beautifully written page-turner... Loved it! * SUSAN ELLIOT-WRIGHT * I've just finished The River Home, trying hard not to start sobbing on the crowded train... beautiful and gripping * LIBBY PAGE * Beguiling, beautifully written and richly evocative, The River Home will sweep you away * VERONICA HENRY * Beautiful, heart-rending, life-affirming * CLARE MACKINTOSH *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409152262
Publication date: 19th March 2020
Author: Hannah Richell
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 368 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Hannah Richell

Hannah Richell was born in Kent and spent her childhood years in Buckinghamshire and Canada. After graduating from the University of Nottingham she worked in the book publishing and film industries in both London and Sydney. She is a dual citizen of Great Britain and Australia and currently lives the South West of England with her family. Hannah is the author of international bestsellers Secrets of the Tides and The Shadow Year. The Peacock Summer is her third novel. Her books have been translated into fourteen languages.

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