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What the river knows : a novel / Isabel Ibañez.


Set in 1884, nineteen-year-old Inez travels to Egypt after the sudden death of her parents to uncover the truth about their deaths, and as she attempts to unravel the mysteries her parents sought, she becomes a pawn in a larger game that threatens to kill her.
Bolivian-Argentinian Inez Olivera belongs to the glittering upper society of nineteenth century Buenos Aires, and like the rest of the world, the town is steeped in old world magic that's been largely left behind or forgotten. Inez has everything a girl might want, except for the one thing she yearns the most: her globetrotting parents--who frequently leave her behind. When she receives word of their tragic deaths, Inez inherits their massive fortune and a mysterious guardian, an archeologist in partnership with his Egyptian brother-in-law. Yearning for answers, Inez sails to Cairo, bringing her sketch pads and an ancient golden ring her father sent to her for safekeeping before he died. But upon her arrival, the old world magic tethered to the ring pulls her down a path where she soon discovers there's more to her parent's disappearance than what her guardian led her to believe. With her guardian's infuriatingly handsome assistant thwarting her at every turn, Inez must rely on ancient magic to uncover the truth about her parent's disappearance--or risk becoming a pawn in a larger game that will kill her.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250803375 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1250803373 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9781250334855
  • ISBN: 1250334853
  • Physical Description: 404 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Wednesday Books, 2023.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
Ages 13-18. Wednesday Books.
Subject: Archaeology > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Disappeared persons > Fiction.
Egypt > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.


  • 1 current hold with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch YA IBANE I (Text) 33126025967302 New YA Fiction Checked out 06/12/2024
Erlanger Branch YA IBANE I (Text) 33126025119912 New YA Fiction Available -
Independence Branch YA IBANE I (Text) 33126025119920 YA Fiction Available -

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