When one of their friends goes missing, everything comes crashing down for the small group of childhood friends in the small town of Greenfield. Ethan takes it hard. Then he loses his dog, his only consolation.
Hoping to start anew, Ethan leaves Greenfield and moves to New York City. Far from the ghosts of his childhood and the river that gives and takes life. There he finds his one true love and builds a career as a bestselling author.
But how long will Ethan’s happiness last as doubts creep back into him and shatter his reality? And will his reconciliation with the past come at too great a price?
All rivers carry their secrets, but not every river keeps its secret forever.
In this heartwarming coming-of-age literary fiction with episodes of mystery and romance cross-genre story, Bernard Jan, the author of Look for Me Under the Rainbow and A World Without Color, speaks of true friendship, first darlings, and real loves. With gentle words he describes our connection with nature and love for our four-legged friends who quickly become honorable members of our families, but also tells about the dark secrets we carry in our hearts.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
last. There is nothing like reading a book with an animal involved in it for
me. A coming of age story that focuses on Ethan and Will, the joys and
tribulations they endure growing up in a small town in Nebraska. I was
impressed with the way Bernard portrayed the relationship between Ethan and his
dog, River. This was an emotional roller coaster for me, one that I am happy I
rode. A heartwarming story I thoroughly enjoyed. Jan is a masterful storyteller
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