The River Folk (Pb)

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The River Folk (Pb)

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For twelve-year-old Mary Ann Clark life has always been tough. The pretty daughter of a wife-beating drunk, it is no surprise that she has grown up afraid of her own shadow. That is until Battling Bessie Ruddick takes the young girl under her wing and into the heart of her bustling family. Growing into an attractive young woman, Mary Ann yearns to be loved and when her af For twelve-year-old Mary Ann Clark life has always been tough. The pretty daughter of a wife-beating drunk, it is no surprise that she has grown up afraid of her own shadow. That is until Battling Bessie Ruddick takes the young girl under her wing and into the heart of her bustling family. Growing into an attractive young woman, Mary Ann yearns to be loved and when her affection for Bessies son, Dan, is finally returned she becomes a skippers wife. But the arduous life aboard ship is clearly not for her and only the arrival of a daughter, Lizzie, seems to hold the marriage together. Yet, tragically, the family is torn apart when Mary Ann is seduced by the promise of a happier life. Although bewildered by her mothers disappearance, it is now up to Lizzie to help her father. For she, unlike Mary Ann, has inherited Dans love of the river. But then, disturbingly, her life starts to follow the same pattern as her mothers . . .


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For twelve-year-old Mary Ann Clark life has always been tough. The pretty daughter of a wife-beating drunk, it is no surprise that she has grown up afraid of her own shadow. That is until Battling Bessie Ruddick takes the young girl under her wing and into the heart of her bustling family. Growing into an attractive young woman, Mary Ann yearns to be loved and when her af For twelve-year-old Mary Ann Clark life has always been tough. The pretty daughter of a wife-beating drunk, it is no surprise that she has grown up afraid of her own shadow. That is until Battling Bessie Ruddick takes the young girl under her wing and into the heart of her bustling family. Growing into an attractive young woman, Mary Ann yearns to be loved and when her affection for Bessies son, Dan, is finally returned she becomes a skippers wife. But the arduous life aboard ship is clearly not for her and only the arrival of a daughter, Lizzie, seems to hold the marriage together. Yet, tragically, the family is torn apart when Mary Ann is seduced by the promise of a happier life. Although bewildered by her mothers disappearance, it is now up to Lizzie to help her father. For she, unlike Mary Ann, has inherited Dans love of the river. But then, disturbingly, her life starts to follow the same pattern as her mothers . . .
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Title The River Folk (Pb) Height 11.1
Margaret Dickinson Width 2.8
ISBN-13 9780330376877 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #033037687X Spine Width
Publisher Abdo Publishing Company Pages 464
Edition 2010 Availability In Stock

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