Long Bright River: A Novel (Large Print / Paperback)

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Long Bright River by Liz Moore is not only a gripping suspense, but simply a beautiful novel filled with an obvious and aching love for an imperfect place and imperfect people. A plot full of twists that propel you through the pages and gorgeous, complicated characters that make this book a deeply satisfying read on so many levels. *Great for fans of both crime novels AND lit fic!*

— Audrey

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“This story’s power comes not just from its beautiful writing but the reality of its characters and the incisive nature of its setting. Liz Moore has created a masterpiece that exposes the opioid epidemic in Philadelphia, highlighting the vulnerability of its victims and the sheer scope of suffering it causes. From the first page, when the murder mystery begins, readers will suffer and rejoice with the novel’s oh-so-human characters. The power of this story is a fire that will linger for a long time.”
— Hilary Kotecki, The Doylestown & Lahaska Bookshops, Doylestown, PA

Winter 2020 Reading Group Indie Next List


Long Bright River begins with a list, a very long list, of people from the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia who have overdosed on opioids. The list is compiled by Mickey, a police officer who grew up in the neighborhood. On the list are both of her parents, and Mickey wonders when her beloved sister Kacey will be added. This is a very powerful story of addiction, family, and the hope for recovery and redemption.”
— Nancy Baenen, Arcadia Books, Spring Green, WI

About the Author


LIZ MOORE is the author of the acclaimed novels Heft and The Unseen World. A winner of the 2014 Rome Prize in Literature, she lives in Philadelphia.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780593152249
ISBN-10: 0593152247
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Publication Date: January 14th, 2020
Pages: 656
Language: English