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The Best Books With River in the Title 

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Updated March 1, 2020 184 votes 42 voters 3.3k views

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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Ride the River Louis Lam... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
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Crossing the River is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Caryl Phillips
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Of Time and the River is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Thomas Wolfe
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Great River is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Paul Horgan
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River Secrets is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Shannon Hale
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Spoon River Anthology is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Edgar Lee Masters
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The Rivers of Zadaa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
D. J. MacHale
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Salt River is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
James Sallis
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River of mountains is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Peter Lourie
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Round River is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Aldo Leopold
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The River is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Gary Paulsen
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The next bend in the riv... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
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Rivers of the Eastern Sh... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Hulbert Footner
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Streams to the river, ri... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
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The bears of Blue River ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Charles Major
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Friend on freedom river ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Gloria Whelan
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Hidden river is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Adrian McKinty
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When the rivers run dry ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
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The River Cottage meat b... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
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A Week on the Concord an... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
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The River Why is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
David James Duncan
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River of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Rennie Airth
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The river home is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Jerry Dennis
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Voices on the river is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Books With River in the Title
Walter Havighurst