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Books The Best Books With River in the Title  

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It turns out that books with river in the title are way more common than you think. Here are 90+ good books with river in the title, including both fiction and non-fiction. It's safe to say that most of these titles aren't books about actual rivers, but the core commonality between these books is that they have the word river in the title.

Books with river in the title include A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul, The Bridge over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle, and Last Stand at Saber River by Elmore Leonard. If you have a favorite river book, vote it up below, or add it to the list if it's not already here. It doesn't matter if it's science fiction, fantasy, romance, or non-fiction - if the book has river in the name, it belongs on this list.

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River Secrets is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Shannon Hale

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The Rivers of Zadaa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
D. J. MacHale

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The Same River Twice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Chris Offutt

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Crossing the River is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Caryl Phillips

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The River Why is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
David James Duncan

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A Week on the Concord and Merr... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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Ride the River Louis Lamour Co... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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Spoon River Anthology is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Edgar Lee Masters

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Streams to the river, river to... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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Of Time and the River is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Thomas Wolfe

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One More River to Cross is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Walter Dean Myers

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Between the Bridge and the Riv... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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Peace Like a River is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Leif Enger

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Chike and the River is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Chinua Achebe

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Great River is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Paul Horgan

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River Teeth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
David James Duncan

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Danger on Midnight River is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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One more river is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Nicolas Freeling

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Dark Rivers of the Heart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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Bloody river blues is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Jeffery Deaver

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The Bridge over the River Kwai is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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River of mountains is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Peter Lourie

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Stranger by the River is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Paul Twitchell

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Dora's River Race is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Christine Ricci

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The River Road is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Meridel Le Sueur

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A Bend in the River is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
V.S. Naipaul

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Platte River is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Rick Bass

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A River Runs Through It is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Norman Maclean

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The River Cottage Family Cookb... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

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Follow the River is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
James Alexander Thom

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The River at the Center of the... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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Memoirs: All Rivers Run to the... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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All the Rivers Run is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Nancy Cato

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The River of Doubt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Candice Millard

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Mystic River is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Dennis Lehane

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Forlorn River is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Zane Grey

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Rivers of gold is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Tracie Peterson

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Stones from the River is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Ursula Hegi

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Flirtation River is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Bethany Campbell

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Petals on the river is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

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The River War is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Winston Churchill

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River Town: Two Years on the Y... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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When the rivers run dry is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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The River is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Gary Paulsen

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One More River is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
John Galsworthy

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The river road is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Frances Parkinson Keyes

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Cane River is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Lalita Tademy

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River of Gods is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Ian McDonald

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River of Death is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Alistair MacLean

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Last Stand at Saber River is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Elmore Leonard