Time Is a River (Mass Market)

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“Told partly in narrative and partly through well-researched historical diaries and letters, this story of cancer survivor Mia Landan's renewal in a North Carolina cabin is a very powerful novel of forgiveness, redemption, and new birth.”
— Jackie Blem, Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, CO


Now in mass market and a simultaneous trade paperback edition, New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe’s wonderfully insightful novel that sweeps readers away to the seductive southern landscape—joining books by such authors as Sue Monk Kidd and Anne Rivers Siddons.

Mia Landon travels to a mountain sanctuary near Asheville, North Carolina while she begins her recovery from breast cancer. There, in the cabin at Watkins Glenn, Mia discovers the long lost journal of a well-known fly-fisherwoman from the 1920s, Kate Watkins. Reading Kate’s inspiring words recounting her sensational adventures on the river coaxes an otherwise withdrawn Mia from her shell and gives her the desire to reconnect with the world around her. And as she learns to fish, she also uncovers surprising secrets that span generations—and a hidden scandal that has the power to change not only her own life, but also those who live at Watkins Glenn.

Filled with her trademark evocative prose and rich emotional drama, Time Is a River delves into the complexity of human connections in extraordinarily relatable and touching ways.

About the Author

Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including the Beach House series: The Beach House, Beach House Memories, Swimming Lessons, Beach House for Rent, and Beach House Reunion. She is a 2018 Inductee into the South Carolina Academy of Authors’ Hall of Fame, and her books have received numerous awards, including the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing, the 2014 South Carolina Award for Literary Excellence, the 2015 SW Florida Author of Distinction Award, the RT Lifetime Achievement Award, the International Book Award for Green Fiction, and the 2017 Southern Book Prize for Fiction. Her bestselling novel The Beach House is also a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie. An active conservationist, she lives in the lowcountry of South Carolina. Visit her at MaryAliceMonroe.com and at Facebook.com/MaryAliceMonroe.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781439141779
ISBN-10: 1439141770
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: January 20th, 2009
Pages: 512
Language: English