Chasing River: A Novel (The Burying Water Series)

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Release Date: 
July 6, 2015
Atria Books
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Tucker digs deep into the complexities of love.”

Chasing River is a novel in the genre of literary fiction, primarily taking place in Dublin, Ireland. K. A. Tucker weaves the story of Amber, a nurse from Sisters, Oregon, who is filling a bucket list across Europe, starting in Dublin.

Amber’s journey is quickly thrown off track when a tragic event nearly ends her life, instead leading to meeting a man who would change her life forever. What started as a several month trip geared toward exploring historic locations in several countries across Europe inadvertently turns to a journey of the heart in the first place she lands.

Tucker opens a Pandora’s Box that tests fate and the complexities of love. Relationships are tactfully explored in the intricacies love, family, and friendship. Each character, from Amber’s high school nemesis to her father and to those she meets in Ireland refines these dynamics of the story. Logistical obstacles and family ties are the roadblocks to Amber keeping the love she’s found. Diving just enough into Amber’s past to build character, Tucker masterfully keeps the reader wondering about how the story could possibly end.

Chasing River is a compelling tale about fighting for love and exploring the need to walk away.