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Megan Chance: My family goes to the Oregon Coast every summer. Megan Chance spins a tale of mystery and intrigue that grips the reader and will not let go until you have read all 386 pages.

Megan Chance: My family goes to the Oregon Coast every summer. We travel past Bone River, just south of South Bend, Washington-it's isolated, unsettled, and beautiful. I'd always thought Bone River would be a great book title, and one day a first line came to me, and I knew it would be about a woman who found a body buried in the riverbank. Only a person who lives in the Northwest could describe the weather like Megan does. I have not felt this cold and wet reading a book since I read Dan Simmon's 'The Terror'.

Easy because Megan Chance's Bone River is one of the best novels I have recently read, and difficult because it brought so many emotions to surface. It is a slow burn and I love slow burns

Easy because Megan Chance's Bone River is one of the best novels I have recently read, and difficult because it brought so many emotions to surface. It is a slow burn and I love slow burns. They give me the chance to absorb details, to become one with the place, the time and the characters.

Waiting and impatient, and that waiting grew and grew until I was so tense and anxious I did not think I could wait another moment. Then I felt him. I turned to look. I rose to run, my foot catching the basket, upturning it, and the berries spilled onto the ground, a pool of them like blood, the basket rolling and rolling down the hill, the design woven into it-light reeds against dark-flashing as it rolled, and I could only stare at it, frozen. He was here, and I knew what was coming, and I was afraid.

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Megan Chance's Bone River is a top choice among BookBrowse readers. Another Winner by Megan Chance I read "An Inconvenient Wife" by the author, and "Bone River" repeats some of the same themes but uses a wildly different setting

Megan Chance's Bone River is a top choice among BookBrowse readers. Another Winner by Megan Chance I read "An Inconvenient Wife" by the author, and "Bone River" repeats some of the same themes but uses a wildly different setting. This time, Leonie's new-found awareness of her self is reflected by the wildness and unpredictability of the place. Colleen T. (Lakewood, CO). In the mid-19th Century, on Shoalwater Bay, Washington Territory, Leonie Monroe Russell works alongside her oysterman husband, Junius. At night she continues her father’s lifelong artifacts and studying the native culture that once thrived in area.

Megan Chance is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of several novels.

A Q & A with Megan Chance Megan Chance is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of several novels. In the mid-19th century, Leonie Russell works alongside her husband, Junius, an oysterman in the Washington Territory. At night she continues her father s lifelong obsession collecting artifacts and studying the native culture that once thrived in the area.

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In the mid-19th century, Leonie Monroe Russell works alongside her husband, Junius, an oysterman in Shoalwater Bay in the Pacific Northwest. At night she continues her father’s lifelong obsession: collecting artifacts and studying the native culture that once thrived in the Washington Territory.

On her 37th birthday, Leonie discovers a mummy protruding from the riverbank bordering her property--a mummy that by all evidence shouldn’t exist. As Leonie searches for answers to the mummy’s origins, she begins to feel a mystical connection to it that defies all logic. Leonie’s sense that otherworldly forces are at work only grows when news of the incredible discovery brings Junius’s long lost son, Daniel, to her doorstep. Upon his unexpected arrival, a native elder insists that Leonie wear a special shell bracelet for protection. But protection from whom? The mummy? Or perhaps Daniel?

Leonie has always been a good daughter and good wife, but for the first time, these roles do not seem to be enough. Finding the mummy has changed everything, and now Leonie must decide if she has the courage to put aside the expectations of others to be the woman she was meant to be.

From award-winning author Megan Chance, Bone River is a haunting, lyrical tale of passion and identity.


Comments: (7)

Gamba
Megan Chance really can set a mood with her words. The cold waters of Bone River in Washington state and the stoic people who lived and survived around its boundaries in 19th century America left me sad and angry and irritated and ultimately resolved through the reading. It was a harsh life (from my 21st century perspective) and often brutal. Ms. Chance slowly developed the people and the setting and the plot with the main characters Leonie, her "husband" Junius, their friend Lord Tom and Junius' now-grown son, Daniel. Until halfway into the book I could not figure out where the story was headed. Leonie and Junius are ethnologists studying the relics and culture of the natives of the area. Junius also is an oysterman and the family survives on this trade. Entering into the story and interwoven closely from then on is the finding of a mummy along the bank of the river. As the mummy is studied, a mystery unfolds ultimately demanding truth from everyone involved.
FreandlyMan
This is the story of a very stoic group of people living in the Washington Territory of the Pacific Northwest during the mid 1800s. Megan Chance spins a tale of mystery and intrigue that grips the reader and will not let go until you have read all 386 pages. Only a person who lives in the Northwest could describe the weather like Megan does. I have not felt this cold and wet reading a book since I read Dan Simmon's 'The Terror'. Megan's descriptions of the foul weather actually made the book feel cold in my hands! The constant rain, flooding, and harvesting of the oyster beds accords the proper atmosphere for this arcane novel. Before I tell you about the story, I have to give Megan Chance kudos for the critique in descriptive writing. It's ironic that this story is set in the 1850s, because that's the time period for some of the greatest descriptive writers; such as, Hawthorne, Melville, and Dickens. I'm not saying this book is a classic, but I think her writing style draws the reader into the story's time period and location better than most modern authors.

In the prologue, a famed ethnologist is dying and makes his seventeen year old daughter Leonie promise to marry his protege Junius, even though he is at least 25 years her senior. In the first chapter, we flash forward 20 years. Leonie, a housewife and drawer of relics, lives in her deceased father's cabin with her now husband Junius, a oysterman and ethnologist. Also living there is her father's long time associate, Lord Tom, a Chinook Indian. The day after a storm ( and there are many! ) Leonie finds a mummy in a basket partly uncovered on the bank of the river. Lord Tom and Junius help her dig it out. Who is this female mummy? Is she a precursor to the indians, as her father had imagined? How did she get there and how did she die? On page 20, Leonie thought " I looked back down at the mummy. Junius, like my father, believed there had been an advanced culture here before the primitive indians had supplanted it..." Leonie then took charge of the find and immediately started having nightmares about a Indian woman running in the grass, trying to tell Leonie something. What was the mummy trying to tell Leonie in her dreams? At this point, Daniel Russell, Junius's son from a previous undissolved marriage shows up presumably as a reporter for a San Francisco newspaper doing a story about the mummy. Hostilities ensue between Daniel and Juniius with Leonie caught in between.

At this juncture, a Indian medicine woman named Bibi ( Lord Tom says she is a fake ) shows up and tells Leonie of impending danger and gives her a charmed bracelet to wear. Junius pressures Leonie to dissect the mummy so he can send the information to Spencer Baird of the Smithsonian Museum. Leonie delays the cutting, because she is still having undeciphered dreams. Leonie consults her dad's journals and finds out that he was working on a unknown experiment. How did this relate to her and the mummy? The dreams get worse. She starts having feelings for Daniel. Where will all this lead to? On page 148, Leonie is still unsure that the mummy is ancient, even as she remembered her father saying " Promise me you'll fight such sensibilities. Logic, my dear. Logic is your only friend". She still can't decide to cut open the mummy. Somethings wrong! What is it? Why does she have this lust for her husband's son? Then she finds her father's cave bear tooth necklace in the mummy's dress! What's going on! Papa has been dead for twenty years! If you want to find out what happens next, I suggest that you grab a copy of this wonderful story and start turning pages.

Some of the sidebars that I enjoyed were the Indian legends and tales told by Lord Tom, the protector of Leonie. The sprinkling in of Chinook words and sayings were particularly entertaining ; such as, wake kloshe ( bad luck ), kani ( it lives ), mesachie tomawanos ( bad spirit ), and okustee ( daughter ). The 16th century's plastica theory was another incidental link to this tale that was highly instructive. On page 308, her father wrote in his journal "I wonder if perhaps God, like an artist sketching the same thing over and over again until he reaches perfection, must have created the various human groups in experiment, trying out his vision of man in lesser forms before he settled on the last and best". Is this the unknown experiment her father was working on before he died? If so, how is the mummy involved?
Lamranilv
Megan Chance does a fair job of delivering interesting characters, superb settings, a creepy mystery, and thrilling romantic scenes in Bone River. What she doesn't get right: Sometimes the characters' interactions with one another are forced or contrived so she can build up to a certain scene. Unfortunately the male rival character she introduces has no character, and causes the protagonist's husband to step out of character several times. Other than this, the pacing is perfect, the romantic scenes well-placed and believable (Chance does a good job leading up to each romantic or mystery-revealing scene), and the dialogue pretty believable at most times. I especially enjoyed the fact that the mystery pervading the novel is a main feature and compelling force behind the romance. So it's not just a romance novel. I recommend this book to anyone in the mood for the following themes, all of which I enjoy, especially in one novel: Native Americans, mystery, romance, detailed look at specific ways of life. I will definitely continue to read other Megan Chance novels in the future.
Sarin
I really wasn't sure I wanted to to finish this book. When I first started reading and realized what the story was going to be about I almost put it down. This isn't the usual tale I go for and I honestly didn't like the Leonie at first. I didn't like the opinions held by her father and husband and was frustrated with the fact that she just let them walk all over her despite her feelings towards the Indians and the Indian man who helped raise her. As I read through I found myself rooting for Leonie even as I got angry with her hesitancy and weakness. The book was slow moving, but the writing is beautiful. The details and imagery are so vivid you can see everything in front of you. It was a bit too detailed at times and some of the things the characters did left me feeling a bit repulsed; but this book got a reaction out of me. It can be beautiful at times and it can also be grotesque and sometimes quite boring. The love story that is weaved into the main story is subtle at first. You want it come be more vivid and strong and when it gets there it gives you a welcome relief from the mystery and the facts. I felt the ending was a bit too 'pat.' It just ended too easily. So why the four stars? Because I am going to think about this story many times. Leonie made me like her. Wanting to learn what happens to her is why I continued to read long after I wanted to put the book down.
Bone River download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Megan Chance
ISBN: 1612184847
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (December 4, 2012)
Pages: 395 pages