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River, Cross My Heart

River, Cross My Heart

(1999)
A novel by

 
Awards
Oprah's Book Club Best Book (nominee)
A remarkable new writer makes her debut--with a novel of tragedy and triumph in the life of an African American family in Georgetown, circa 1925.

Eight-year-old Clara Bynum is dead, drowned in the Potomac River in the shadow of an apparently haunted rock outcropping known locally as the Three Sisters.

In scenes alive with emotional truth, River, Cross My Heart weighs the effect of Claras absence on the people she has left behind: her parents, Alice and Willie Bynum, torn between the old world of their rural North Carolina home and the new world of the city, to which they have moved in search of a better life for themselves and their children; the friends and relatives of the Bynum family in the Georgetown neighborhood they now call home; and, most especially, Claras sister, twelve-year-old Johnnie Mae, who must come to terms with the powerful and confused emotions sparked by her sisters death as she struggles to decide and discover the kind of woman she will become.

This highly accomplished first novel resonates with ideas, impassioned lyricism, and poignant historical detail as it captures an essential part of the African-American experience in our century.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: River, Cross My Heart
Author(s): Breena Clarke
ISBN: 1-4395-0133-5 / 978-1-4395-0133-7 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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October 2000 : USA Hardback
Title: River Cross My Heart
Author(s): Breena Clarke
ISBN: 0-7595-2007-0 / 978-0-7595-2007-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Oxmoor House
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October 2000 : USA Hardback
Title: River, Cross My Heart
Author(s): Breena Clarke
ISBN: 0-7595-0007-X / 978-0-7595-0007-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Oxmoor House
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October 2000 : USA Hardback
Title: River, Cross My Heart
Author(s): Breena Clarke
ISBN: 0-7595-4007-1 / 978-0-7595-4007-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Oxmoor House
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March 2000 : USA Hardback
Title: River, Cross My Heart
Author(s): Breena Clarke
ISBN: 0-7862-2431-2 / 978-0-7862-2431-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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October 1999 : USA Library Binding
Title: River, Cross My Heart (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Breena Clarke
ISBN: 0-613-22271-7 / 978-0-613-22271-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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June 1999 : USA Turtleback
Title: River, Cross My Heart
Author(s): Breena Clarke
ISBN: 0-606-19030-9 / 978-0-606-19030-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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1999 : USA Hardback
Title: River, Cross My Heart
Author(s): Breena Clarke
ISBN: 0-316-14423-1 / 978-0-316-14423-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Paperback Editions

March 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: River, Cross My Heart
Author(s): Breena Clarke
ISBN: 0-7862-2432-0 / 978-0-7862-2432-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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October 2000 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: River, Cross My Heart : A Novel
Author(s): Breena Clarke
ISBN: 0-316-89816-3 / 978-0-316-89816-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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August 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: River, Cross My Heart (Oprah's Book Club)
Author(s): Breena Clarke
ISBN: 0-7528-3819-9 / 978-0-7528-3819-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion mass market paperback
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October 1999 : USA Paperback
Title: River, Cross My Heart
Author(s): Breena Clarke
ISBN: 0-316-89999-2 / 978-0-316-89999-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
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October 1999 : USA Paperback
Title: River, Cross My Heart: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)
Author(s): Breena Clarke
ISBN: 0-316-89998-4 / 978-0-316-89998-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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Audio Editions

January 2000 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: River, Cross My Heart (Oprah's Book Club)
Author(s): Breena Clarke
ISBN: 1-57042-958-8 / 978-1-57042-958-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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