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Bonnie Jo Campbell and Once Upon a River

Michigan author Bonnie Jo Campbell is a National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist; her book Once Upon A River is an odyssey of a novel about a girl's search for love and identity. Campbell has created an unforgettable heroine in sixteen-year-old Margo Crane, a beauty whose unflinching gaze and uncanny ability with a rifle have not made her life any easier. The river, Margo's childhood paradise, is a dangerous place for a young woman traveling alone, and she must be strong to survive.