In the mid-1800s, three immigrant families—Irish, Japanese, and Mexican—settle along the American River in Northern California. A century later, only one family remains.
Owen McPhalan’s Mockingbird Valley Ranch is still a thriving family business in 1959. But when his wife, Marian, leaves Mockingbird to follow her dream of becoming a successful artist, she ignites a firestorm that impacts the descendants of all three families. As artists, musicians, writers, and politicians inherit their immigrant parents’ hopes, they are torn apart by ambition, prejudice, and deception while struggling through the turbulent 1960s. From the concert halls of Europe to Kyoto’s ancient avenues, and Manhattan’s artist’s lofts to San Francisco’s North Beach, they each learn the price they must pay in order to realize their dreams. But just as the river is drawn to the sea, they eventually find themselves pulled back to the place that forged the original link between their destinies—a place called Mockingbird.
American River: Tributaries follows three California families as the descendants of Irish, Japanese, and Mexican immigrants embark on unique journeys to pursue their dreams amid an unsettled 1960s world.
American River: Tributaries is a stunning, poignant piece of literature that enthralled, entertained and enchanted me from the very first page! Everything about this contemporary piece of fiction was incredible; the characters, as well as the beautiful setting of Northen California and phenomenal literature courtesy of the excellent Mallory M. O’Connor, made me fall madly in love with this book. American River is a piece of fiction that will captivate readers from all genres thanks to the many themes that are interwoven between the pages. This book can only be described as a read that should not be missed! If you are looking to read a book that will grasp your attention from the first page and hold it throughout then already I would implore you lovely readers to read this book because it is utterly brilliant!
American River is the story of three immigrant families and their journey from their homeland to the land of the free – America. These three families are from Ireland, Japan, and Mexico, all different backgrounds but they all have similarities; to make a better life for themselves. The premise of the novel is just this, but because it is such an incredible story, I do not want to spoil it for you lovely readers so please, read this wonderful book to find out more!
Contemporary fiction is one of my favorite genres, especially when it is mixed with themes of family and history. American River encompasses everything I love about literature; it has plenty of family love, twists and turns galore and brilliant, unconventional character. The excellent author of this novel, Mallory M. O’ Connor effortlessly takes the reader on a moving journey; O’Connor’s words managed to keep me intrigued as well as entertained as I raced through this book. It is the kind of book that is impossible to put down, and when I had to I longed for it! I wanted to be reunited with the story I had grown to love and the characters I had become invested in.
O’Connor is a talented and a well-accomplished author who has written an unforgettable novel that features heavily on its characters and themes. O’Connor’s characters are believable and enigmatic.
The dialogue between the novels main characters was terrifyingly magnificent, the conversation between them flows brilliantly and never once does it become stagnant. It interweaves perfectly with the plot and compliments the story flawlessly.
Overall Maollry M. O’Connor has written a dazzling, enthralling novel that will captivate any reader from beginning to end and so, I would implore all of you lovely readers to read it! It has everything you would want in a read, it has unique characters, a steady, streamlined plot, twists and turns galore and all of this is expertly combined with incredible literature; what more could you want?! This delightful read gets Five Stars from me!
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