A finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Bonnie Jo Campbell is a rising star in contemporary fiction. Hailed by Booklist as a female Huckleberry Finn, Campbell's heroine is 16-year-old Margo Crane. Complicit in her father's death, Margo flees home for the Stark River. And as she follows the current, she learns the ways of the world from the eccentric characters she meets. "Set in rural Michigan, this book will surely vivify a side of American culture we don't often see."-Library Journal
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"Narrator Susan Bennett's voice--intimate, pensive, and, at times, tentative--seems a perfect fit for the character of young Margo Crane. The quiet and somber Margo comes of age in Campbell's imaginative story of an awkward teenager who, after the violent death of her father, travels the Stark River in Michigan in search of her absent mother. Margo encounters an eclectic assortment of personalities that range from the rough and earthy to the eccentric and odd. Disappointingly, Campbell's rich characters demand more variety, texture, and individuality from Bennett's voice than she gives. They all sound much like Margo herself. But the author's strong writing will still carry the listener along the twists and turns of this memorable tale. S.K.G. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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