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River People, River Women

River People is a powerful novel with unforgettable characters.

In Nebraska in the late 1890s, seventeen-year-old Effie and eleven-year-old Bridget must struggle to endure at a time when women and children have few rights and society looks upon domestic abuse as a private, family matter.

The story is told through the eyes of the girls as they learn to survive under grueling circumstances. River People is a novel of inspiration, love, loss, and renewal.

Margaret Lukas

Margaret Lukas taught writing for several years at the University of Nebraska. Her award-winning short story The Yellow Bird was made into a short by Smiling Toad Productions in Canada and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. She has writings in anthologies, magazines, and online. Her first novel, Farthest House, received a Nebraska Arts Council Fellowship Award. She lives in Omaha with her husband.

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