Storytellers, behold! This book is such a gem. The title is so perfect! There's a storyteller, and there's a river that brings stories. A 4 year old girl shows up on the river. Apparently dead, but she was alive. But she doesn't talk. Three families claim her, but none is completely sure they are their lost loved ones. And the story revolves around the stories of each family, and the circumstances in which they lost their own girls. All stories revolve around the river (which might be the Thames, or not). It seems that the river was very important in the lives of those townfolks from older times, and most of their lives was related to what the river brings or doesn't bring. The result is a beautiful book, one that most the savored little by little to understand all the intricacies of the narrative.