In Riverland, when things go bad at home, sisters Eleanor and Mike hide in a secret place under Eleanor’s bed, telling monster stories. Often, it seems those stories and their mother’s house magic are all that keep them safe from both busybodies and their dad’s temper. But when their father breaks a family heirloom, a glass witch ball, a river suddenly appears beneath the bed, and Eleanor and Mike fall into a world where dreams are born, nightmares struggle to break into the real world, and secrets have big consequences.
Fran’s previous books include Updraft, Cloudbound, Horizon, and The Jewel and Her Lapidary, all for adult readers.
★ “A narrative that challenges the stereotypical stories of domestic violence, Riverland is painful and heartwarming all at once in its portrayal of two sisters creating their own magic and protecting one another. The latest from award-winning Wilde is a must-read [with] lyrical writing and a beautiful story.” — Booklist, starred review
“The real-world plotting—including a tentative new relationship with their mother's mother and Eleanor's growing friendship with neighbor Pendra—is finely wrought….The important topic of physical and emotional abuse in families is sensitively portrayed.” — Kirkus Reviews
Amulet Books | Ages 10–14