Long Bright River


      Long Bright River
Two sisters travel the same streets,though their lives couldn t be different Then one of them goes missing.In a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis, two once inseparable sisters find themselves at odds One, Kacey, lives on the streets in the vise of addiction The other, Mickey, walks those same blocks on her police beat They don t speak any, but Mickey never stops worrying about her sibling Then Kacey disappears, suddenly, at the same time that a mysterious string of murders begins in Mickey s district, and Mickey becomes dangerously obsessed with finding the culprit and her sister before it s too late.Alternating its present day mystery with the story of the sisters childhood and adolescence, Long Bright River is at once heart pounding and heart wrenching a gripping suspense novel that is also a moving story of sisters, addiction, and the formidable ties that persist between place, family, and fate. Best Read [ Long Bright River ] Author [ Liz Moore ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Liz Moore is a writer of fiction and creative nonfiction Her first novel, The Words of Every Song Broadway Books, 2007 , centers on a fictional record company in New York City just after the turn of the millennium It draws partly on Liz s own experiences as a musician It was selected for Borders Original Voices program and was given a starred review by Kirkus Roddy Doyle wrote of it, This is a remarkable novel, elegant, wise, and beautifully constructed I loved the book After the publication of her debut novel, Liz obtained her MFA in Fiction from Hunter College In 2009, she was awarded the University of Pennsylvania s ArtsEdge residency and moved to Philadelphia, where she still lives She is now an Assistant Professor of Writing at Holy Family University.Her second novel, Heft, was published by W.W Norton in January 2012 to popular and critical acclaim Of Heft, The New Yorker wrote, Moore s characters are lovingly drawna truly original voice The San Francisco Chronicle wrote, Few novelists of recent memory have put our bleak isolation into words as clearly as Liz Moore does in her new novel and editor Sara Nelson wrote in O, The Oprah Magazine, BeautifulStunningly sad and heroically hopeful The novel was published in five countries, was long listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and was included on several Best of 2012 lists, including those of NPR and the Apple iBookstore.Moore s short fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in venues such as Tin House, The New York Times, and Narrative Magazine She is the winner of the Medici Book Club Prize and Philadelphia s Athenaeum Literary Award After winning a 2014 Rome Prize in Literature, she spent 2014 15 at the American Academy in Rome, completing her third novel.That novel, The Unseen World, was published by W.W Norton in July of 2016 Louisa Hall called it fiercely intelligent in her review in The New York Times Susan call called it enthrallingethereal and eleganta rich and convincing period piece in her review in the Washington Post The Unseen World was included in Best of 2016 lists by The New Yorker, the BBC, Publishers Weekly, Vox, Google Play, and Audible.com, among others.

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  • Hardcover
  • 496 pages
  • Long Bright River
  • Liz Moore
  • English
  • 20 July 2019
  • 0525540679

10 thoughts on “ Long Bright River

  1. says:

    BOTM pick for December 2019 Long Bright River is a book that I almost passed on, thinking that I didn t want the responsibility of reviewing it The author has a fiercely loyal fanbase, and literary fiction is a genre that is risky for me to dabble in at best After circling the book s Goodreads page for months, the synopsis had a relentless grip on me, and something checked in my spirit telling me I needed to read this book Perhaps it was the emoti...

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    Long Bright River is a beautifully written and powerful story about two sisters and the destruction of addiction Mickey and Kacey, daughters of addicts, take two very different paths in life As children, they were inseparable, as adults they are estranged Mickey becomes a cop, Kacey an addict.When young female addicts start being murdered, Mickey fears evenfor Kacey s life When Mickey discovers that Kacey is missing, she investigates putting her life, her son, and her job in danger Long Bright River is a beautifully written and powerful story about two sisters and the destruction of addiction Mickey and Kacey, daughters of addicts, take two very different paths in life As children, they were inseparable, as adults they are estranged Mickey becomes a cop, Kacey an addict.When young female addicts start being murdered, Mickey fears evenfor Kacey s life When Mickey discovers that Kacey is ...

  3. says:

    TOP TEN BOOK OF 2019, EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS BOOK, SO PERTINENT TO OUR TIMES Changed my mind on this one and moved it into the 5 star category thethat I thought about it as I wrote this review.This is not a comfortable or easy book to read It highlights the opiod crisis and addiction of all forms It talks about babies born to addicts and the withdrawal that they go through It takes place in a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Kensington, which was once a neighborhood of working TOP TEN BOOK OF 2019, EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS BOOK, SO PERTINENT TO OUR TIMES Changed my mind on this one and moved it into the 5 star category thethat I thought about it as I wrote this review.This is not a comfortable or easy book to read It highlights the opiod crisis and addiction of all forms It talks about babies born to addicts and the withdrawal that they go through It takes place in a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Kensington, which was once a neighborhood of working class families As the jobs dried up, people chose or were forced to move and there are many abandoned buildings which become homes for those shooting up heroin or dealing and using other drugs I will post a link at the end of my review from an...

  4. says:

    The talented Liz Moore writes a powerful, deeply affecting and harrowing account of the human cost of the out of control opoid crisis, gripping not only the Kensington neighbourhood of Philadelphia, but the country as a whole It would be a mistake to go into this multilayered novel as a straightforward crime read, it is so much , the crime aspects hang in the background, but at the forefront is a in depth character driven family drama, the relationship between two sisters, 32 year old The talented Liz Moore writes a powerful, deeply affecting and harrowing acco...

  5. says:

    I would categorize this as literary suspense It has the elements of a police procedural but the writing is so much better than that Mickey is a beat cop walking the mean drug addicted streets of Philadelphia while her sister, Kacey, lives on those very streets as a strung out sex worker The cop watches out for her sister despite their estrangement and becomes alarmed when a number of prostitutes are found murdered Moving between the sisters adolescence and adulthood, this is about broken I would categorize this as literary suspense It has the elements of a police procedural but the writing is so much better than that Mickey is a beat cop walking the mean drug addicted streets of Philadelphia while her sister, Kacey, lives on those very streets as a strung out sex worker The cop watches out for her sister despite their ...

  6. says:

    5 Emotional Stars When requesting an ARC copy of this book I didn t even read the synopsis, all I needed to know was that the author is Liz Moore The Unseen World was one of my favorite books in 2017 and I just knew that Long Bright River would be as good of a read, if not better And I was right Once again, Liz Moore wrote a powerful and suspenseful story with unique and relatable characters She explores the very difficult and dark reality of the opioid addiction crisis by following the lives 5 Emotional Stars When requesting an ARC copy of this book I didn t even read the synopsis, all I needed to know was that the author is Liz Moore The Unseen World was one of my favorite books in 2017 and I just knew that Long Bright River would be as good of a read, if not better And I was right Once again, Liz Moore wrote a powerful and suspenseful story with unique and relatable characters She explores the very difficult and dark reality of the opioid addiction crisis by following the lives of two sisters, Mickey, a police officer and her younger sister, Kacey, an opioid addict This is an uncomfortable and an emotional read with a close look at human relationships and dynamics within a community where opioid addiction and polic...

  7. says:

    Five stars The thing is, this novel takes place in Philadelphia and I live in Philadelphia, so I was predisposed to enthusiasm for Long Bright River Nevertheless, it actually exceeded my high expectations As I mentioned in one of my status updates, it s like Tana French before she got all ponderous Long Bright River does take a bit of time to get going, but it s time well spent, building a world of vivid place and character, and by the time the plot picked up I was fully invested There Five stars The thing is, this novel takes place in Philadelphia and I live in Philadelphia, so I was predisposed to enthusiasm for Long Bright River Nevertheless, it actually exceeded my high expectations As I mentioned in one of my status updates, it s like Tana French before she got all ponderous Long Bright River does take a bit of time to get going, but it s time well spent, building a world of vivid place and character, and by the time the plot picked up I was fully invested There are a couple twists along the way but nothing cheap, and this novel manages to say a few things about the state of the world while never sacrificing story If you r...

  8. says:

    Long Bright River is a slow burn, suspense novel rather than a thriller It is an emotional, heartbreaking story of sister love, drug addiction and forgiveness.The story is narrated by Michaela Mickey who is the older better sister Mickey is a cop and worries about Kacey who is a drug addict and hasn t been seen for a few weeks Whilst I normally like books told from only the main character s point of view, in this case I felt like the story would have benefited from another narrator While Long Bright River is a slow burn, suspense novel rather than a thriller It is an emotional, heartbreaking story of sister love, drug addiction and forgiveness The story is narrated by Michaela Mickey who is the older better sister Mickey is a cop and worries about Kacey who is a drug addict and hasn t been seen for a few weeks Whilst I normally like books told from only the main character s point of view, in this case I felt like the story would have benefited from another narrator While I enjoyed getting to know Mickey and learning about her relationship ...

  9. says:

    Giveaway winner I was so excited to win an ARC of this book, as I had been contemplating making it my BOTM for December when I received the email that I had won a copy The book is nearly 500 pages long, but I devoured it in two days I thought the way Liz Moore wove the seemingly separate threads of police procedural murder and family drama was mesmerizing The protagonist, Mickey, is a single mother, as well as an officer for the Philadelphia PD She is assigned to patrol Kensington, a Giveaway winner I was so excited to win an ARC of this book, as I had been contemplating making it my BOTM for December when I received the email that I had won a copy The book is nearly 500 pages long, but I devoured it in two days I thought the way Liz Moore wove the seemingly separate threads of police procedural murder and family drama was mesmerizing The protagonist, Mickey, is a single mother, as well as an officer for the Philadelphia PD She is assigned to patrol Kensington, a neighborhood enslaved by addiction Mickey is no stranger to addiction, as her mother died of a drug overdose, her father, also an addict, is thought dead after disappearing, and her once inseparable, but now estranged baby sister, Kasey, is a known user Mickey uses her job as a way to keep tabs on Kasey, and is horrified to learn that Kasey is missing amid a flurry of unsolved murders of women in the Kensington Mic...

  10. says:

    4 Long Bright River is about a struggling single mother who is trying to juggle her demanding roles as a mother and police officer with a search for her missing sister It is also about opioid addiction and police cor...

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