Top positive review
Enlightening and absorbing
Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2019
The River Between Us is filled with clear, evocative language, fascinating characters, and absorbing plot details. I cared what happened to the characters, and I learned a lot about the strains of living in a border region during the Civil War. Some of the cultural nuances I had not previously encountered, and I sympathized with those who had to walk very narrow lines. The difficulties for free people of color in the South were new to me; I value what I learned from their story. The River Between Us is an excellent, enlightening book.