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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Lake Union Publishing; Unabridged edition (1 December 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1503903346
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1503903340
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.97 x 2.54 x 20.96 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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An NBC News Holiday Best Book to Give Pick

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"Ann Howard Creel's accomplished, fluid storytelling makes for a pacey, page-turning read." --Gemma Liviero, author of Pastel Orphans and Broken Angels

"The River Widow grabbed me from the first page. Ann Howard Creel's elegant and vivid prose brings to life a remarkable woman's struggle against oppressive forces during one of the darkest periods of American history. Haunting and ultimately uplifting, The River Widow is one of the best books I've read this year." --Olivia Hawker, author of The Ragged Edge of Night

"The River Widow by Ann Howard Creel shows a mother's fierce love for a child of her heart." --Laila Ibrahim, bestselling author of Yellow Crocus and Mustard Seed

"The River Widow paints a vivid picture of life on a 1937 tobacco farm under the shadow of one family's corruption and exploitation of others. A page-turner from the start, the story draws you in with a simple but compelling question: After murdering her husband in self-defense, can a young woman save her child from the cruelty of her in-laws?"--D.M. Pulley, bestselling author of The Buried Book

"Ann Howard Creel weaves a haunting, compelling tale. This simmering novel grips you and draws you in." --Ella Carey, bestselling author of The House by the Lake

About the Author

Ann Howard Creel was born in Austin, Texas, and worked as a registered nurse before becoming a full-time writer. She is the author of seven books for children and young adults as well as five adult novels, including The Uncertain Season, The Whiskey Sea, and While You Were Mine. Her children's books have won several awards, and her novel The Magic of Ordinary Days was made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie for CBS. Creel currently lives and writes in Paris, Kentucky, where she is renovating an older house. Follow her at

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