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Long Bright River Two sisters travel the same streets, though their lives couldn t be different Then, one of them goes missingIn 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 lateAlternating 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

About the Author: Liz Moore

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.

10 thoughts on “Long Bright River

  1. Chelsea Humphrey Chelsea Humphrey 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 neede

  2. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    I FOUND ANOTHER PRECIOUS GEM IN THE SWIMMING UNDER THE LITERATURE SEA You know there are some books, you want to read slow to absorb each word, each sentence and visualize everything in your head, wait a little to sink their meanings while you re sitting next to fire place, sipping your cognac yes, as usual my imagination stole the remote control of my brain and praying that book never ends However this is

  3. Dorie - Cats&Books :) Dorie - Cats&Books :) says:

    NOW AVAILABLE 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 wor

  4. Meredith Meredith says:

    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 m

  5. Paromjit Paromjit 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 charac

  6. Gabby Gabby says:

    I read this story twice within a six month span, I m kind of obsessed with it This story was so freaking good, and so heavy and so sad I m really surprised by how much I enjoyed this one, and I flew through this book in 3 days I probably would ve finished it faster if I hadtime to read it because this book is really hard to put down once you get invested.This story follows a cop named Mickey who has a sister who i

  7. Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews says:

    4.5 stars An extremely well written, gut wrenching, powerful story about addiction and the bond of sisters.Raised by their less than interested grandmother, Mickey and Kacey grew up looking after one another They were as close as sisters could be As a teenager, Kacey mixes with the wrong crowd and becomes a drug addict leading to a life on the streets The sisters become strangers to one another Mickey joins the loca

  8. Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews says:

    Lindsay, I decided to download Long Bright River at the last minute, and we are so glad we did not miss this one It is a thoroughly worthwhile reading experience that will stay with us for a while Long Bright River is a love story between two very different sisters who are bonded together by their toxic childhood The story centres around the opioid crisis in a Philadelphia neighbourhood Their childhood shapes them dif

  9. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    Audiobooknarrated by Allyson Ryan13 hours and 9 minutes.I pre ordered this book 3 months before it was released with excited anticipation.After having read two other engrossing thought provoking long lasting memorable novels by Liz Moore I jumped with urgency to get my hands on Long Bright River After a long impatient restless wait, finally my turn arrived Heft , was incredible an incredible standout in audiobook format

  10. Karen Karen says:

    4.5What a page turner Riveting story of two sisters living in a Philadelphia city that is being rocked by the opioid crisis Mickey,is a cop and her younger sister Kacey is an addict who is living and working on the street Kacey has been missing as a string of mysterious murders start taking place so as Mickey walks the street on her police beat she s on the search for her sister.This story goes back and forth from Now and

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