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Culture 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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The Same River Twice is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Chris Offutt

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River Secrets is listed (or ranked) 2 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) 3 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
D. J. MacHale

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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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The Bridge over the River Kwai is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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A Bend in the River is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
V.S. Naipaul

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Of Time and the River is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Thomas Wolfe

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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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Between the Bridge and the Riv... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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One More River to Cross is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Walter Dean Myers

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Great River is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Paul Horgan

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River Teeth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
David James Duncan

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One more river is listed (or ranked) 19 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) 20 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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Bloody river blues is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Jeffery Deaver

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The River Road is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Meridel Le Sueur

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Platte River is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Rick Bass

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Danger on Midnight River is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title

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River of mountains is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Peter Lourie