Once Upon a River (Hardcover)
July 2011 Indie Next List
“Margo Crane is a 20th century Huck Finn, and the tale of her odyssey on the Stark River is a passage into adulthood that is as distinct and memorable as any in recent years. With writing as elemental and powerful as the natural world that Margo encounters on her journey, Campbell asserts her position as one of the major talents in American fiction.”
— Bill Cusumano, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI
From the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist for "American Salvage" comes an odyssey of a novel about a girl's search for love and identity.
About the Author
Bonnie Jo Campbell teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Pacific University. The author of Once Upon a River and American Salvage, she lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.