TKE presents ONLINE | Heather Mateus Sappenfield | The River Between Hearts

TKE proudly welcomes author Heather Mateus Sappenfield for a discussion of her new middle reader novel, The River Between Hearts. Sappenfield will be in conversation with Kase D. Johnstun.

This free, virtual event will take place on Crowdcast and you must register here to participate.

About the book:

On an ordinary Monday, Rill Kruse left for third grade with a dad, but when she came home, he’d been stolen. By a river. One year and thirteen days later—on the first morning of summer vacation—Rill still insists he’s trudging home. Her mom has become a practical woman. Her older brother, Eddy, now calls her baby and dork. Gus, second-in-command at Kruse Whitewater Adventures, Rill’s family’s rafting company, has gone from being her dad’s “risk bro” to her mom’s guardian angel. Joyce, company secretary, arm-wrestler, and mechanic, still calls Rill a fingerling, but, after learning what a cheater water is, Rill wishes she’d stop. When Rill’s cat, Clifford, leads her to the family tree fort on the mountainside behind home, she discovers a stowaway, Perla. To help Perla, Rill embarks on an adventure that tests her understanding of the world, of loss, and of what it means to be a friend. In the end, what Rill discovers will nudge her—and all those she loves—toward healing.


Event date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm
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ISBN: 9781646032068
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Fitzroy Books - February 1st, 2022

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