One Book

 

One Book One County Montcalm encourages area residents to read the same book at the same time and share it with their friends and family. 

 

The 2019 One Book One County Montcalm selection is "The Marsh King's Daughter" by Karen Dionne.

Book Description

 

Praised by Karin Slaughter and Megan Abbott, “The Marsh King’s Daughter” is the mesmerizing tale of a woman who must risk everything to hunt down the dangerous man who shaped her past and threatens to steal her future: her father.

Helena Pelletier has a loving husband, two beautiful daughters, and a business that fills her days. But she also has a secret: she is the product of an abduction. Her mother was kidnapped as a teenager by her father and kept in a remote cabin in the marshlands of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Helena, born two years after the abduction, loved her home in nature, and despite her father’s sometimes brutal behavior, she loved him, too…until she learned precisely how savage he could be.

More than twenty years later, she has buried her past so soundly that even her husband doesn’t know the truth. But now her father has killed two guards, escaped from prison, and disappeared into the marsh. The police begin a manhunt, but Helena knows they don’t stand a chance. She knows that only one person has the skills to find the survivalist the world calls the Marsh King – because only one person was ever trained by him: his daughter.

 

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Bestselling Author Karen Dionne

Bestselling Author Karen Dionne

About the Author

Praised by Karin Slaughter and Megan Abbott, “The Marsh King’s Daughter” is the mesmerizing tale of a woman who must risk everything to hunt down the dangerous man who shaped her past and threatens to steal her future: her father.
Helena Pelletier has a loving husband, two beautiful daughters, and a business that fills her days. But she also has a secret: she is the product of an abduction. Her mother was kidnapped as a teenager by her father and kept in a remote cabin in the marshlands of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Helena, born two years after the abduction, loved her home in nature, and despite her father’s sometimes brutal behavior, she loved him, too…until she learned precisely how savage he could be.
More than twenty years later, she has buried her past so soundly that even her husband doesn’t know the truth. But now her father has killed two guards, escaped from prison, and disappeared into the marsh. The police begin a manhunt, but Helena knows they don’t stand a chance. She knows that only one person has the skills to find the survivalist the world calls the Marsh King – because only one person was ever trained by him: his daughter.

 

Source: www.penguinrandomhouse.com

Where to get the bookThe 2019 One Book One County Montcalm selection, “The Marsh King’s Daughter” by Karen Dionne, is available for checkout at the following libraries.

  • Carson City Public Library
  • Crystal Community Library
  • Flat River Community Library in Greenville
  • Home Township Library in Edmore
  • Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library in Howard City
  • Tamarack District Library in Lakeview
  • Montcalm Community College Library on the college’s Sidney campus
  • Richland Township Library in Vestaburg
  • White Pine District Library in Stanton

The book is available for purchase at the Montcalm Community College Bookstore, operated by Barnes & Noble, on the college’s Sidney campus, at its regular price throughout the course of the One Book program.

Book Reviews“Dionne’s breathtaking psychological thriller is a fairy tale writ large…the suspense in the plotting and the cold distance Helena’s voice projects [hold readers] entranced until the stunning climax.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune

 

“Spine-tingling.”—People 

 

“First‐rate plotting builds the tension with psychological suspense and action sequences….The story is at once both horrific and fascinating.”—RT Book Reviews

 

“Exceptional … Helena’s conflicting emotions about her father and her own identity elevate this powerful story.”— Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)

 

“A sensitive and clever book … Emotionally and intellectually thrilling.”— Sunday Express (UK)

 

Source: www.penguinrandomhouse.com

suggested readsReaders who enjoyed "The Marsh King's Daughter," can view suggested read-alike titles, as well as a complete list of former One Book titles.

Book discussionsJoin the community of readers participating in book discussions offered for the One Book One County selection, "The Marsh King's Daughter."

One Book Closing 

Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. in rooms D303-305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on MCC’s Sidney campus

 

Enjoy an evening with One Book author Karen Dionne. She will share her story of becoming an author including how she generates ideas, how she develops characters and how she approaches writing her books. In addition, she will talk about meeting readers across the country and discuss “The Marsh King’s Daughter.” Dionne will have time for questions from the audience and will end the evening by autographing copies of her book. Light refreshments will be provided. No RSVP is necessary.

One Book Sponsors

 

One Book One County Montcalm is sponsored by Stafford Media Solutions, Montcalm Community College, the MCC Foundation and the public libraries of Montcalm County.

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