"A graceful, absorbing first novel." - The New York Times Book Review
"A remarkably assured and insightful debut offers a finely tuned, sympathetic portrait of a teenaged mother."- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"A powerful look at guilt, betrayal, stunted ambition, and tortured maternal instincts." - Booklist
"[A] potent accomplished debut." - Publishers Weekly
"A lovely and lyrical debut, filled with insight and honesty. Donna Hemans is a splendid writer." - Jewell Parker Rhodes, author of Voodoo Dreams and Douglass' Women
"The power and the language of River Woman, and the irresistible call of the story, made me tingle with pleasure and thanksgiving in the presence of such a gifted new writer. River Woman is the work of a conjurer who casts a spell you don't want to break and whose story you will never forget." - Marita Golden, author of The Edge of Heaven
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