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  • Maybe he decided to drive into the Hudson River.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • People are saying he flew his aeroplane twenty miles this morning, up the Hudson River.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • The sun is starting to dip to the west, a bright blaring ball tilting toward the Hudson and leaving a collage of peach and purple streaks across the sky.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • The wolf turned out to be a cocker spaniel belonging to the Hudson’s Bay Company manager.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • Verplancks Point was on the Hudson River, just south of a town called Peekskill.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • I finally decided to treat myself to a long stroll through all of New York: from the waterfront north to Chambers Street, and a side-to-side wander from the East River to the North River, which some had taken to calling the Hudson.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • The sky arced overhead, the perfect blue of a china bowl, darkening to sapphire over the Hudson River, where the sun was going down.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • The Hudson went crazy on the hill.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • We sailed on the Hudson River and wandered about on its green banks, of which Bryant loved to sing.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • It sat along the banks of the Hudson River, and the rolling hills and lush quadrangles of its campus gave it the grand appearance of a university.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore

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  • I see them babes comin’ at me I jump inna Hudson River.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Thousands of handkerchiefs were waving above these tightly packed masses, hailing the Abraham Lincoln until it reached the waters of the Hudson River, at the tip of the long peninsula that forms New York City.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The decks teemed with kids, wild with excitement, racing up and down and trying to fall into the Hudson River.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Off to the right, the Hudson River lay blue-green and quiet, glinting under the sun.
    Robert Lipsyte  --  The Contender
  • They reminded Clary of the big old mansions along the Hudson River, north of Manhattan, where rich New Yorkers had spent their summers hundreds of years ago.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • We came in along the Hudson River and I stared at the sweep of clean-kept homes and grounds.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • Then we passed the gristmill built by my great-grandfather Tweedy around 1850 on the Hudson River, and rattled through the cool of the covered bridge he built across the river to join his land together.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • The metropolis, barely glimpsed, made little impression on him, except for the sense of cleanliness he drew from the tall white buildings seen from a Hudson River steamboat in the early morning.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • THAT JANUARY IT GOT so cold you could see chunks of ice the size of cars floating down the Hudson River.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • The ship left a pier on the Hudson River with one name, I don’t know what it was but it got changed three months later off the West African coast.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Mrs. Hammond could not have been driven to cross the Hudson River; her un-American idea of the wilderness westward was that Indians still chased buffalo on the outskirts of Chicago.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • There wasn’t too much else on the road what with it being a Saturday and he reckoned he’d be better keeping on up 87 till it hit 90, cross the Hudson River there and head on down to Chatham from the north.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • Hudson River was hit on schedule.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • From Sallisaw to Gore is twenty-one miles and the Hudson was doing thirty-five miles an hour.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • The party crossed the Hudson in the Jersey City ferryboat, and drove in a carriage to the St. Nicholas Hotel, on Broadway.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • The great oak tree had stood on a hill over the Hudson, in a lonely spot of the Taggart estate.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • But there it stands, on the Hudson.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • We parked outside Battery Park, at the lower tip of Manhattan where the Hudson and East Rivers came together and emptied into the bay.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • The view of the woods out my dorm window, the Hudson River in the distance, the smell of pine trees.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • The river was the Hudson.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • His stronghold was situated on the banks of the Hudson, in one of those green, sheltered, fertile nooks in which the Dutch farmers are so fond of nestling.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • * Glenn’s Falls are on the Hudson, some forty or fifty miles above the head of tide, or that place where the river becomes navigable for sloops.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • It’s a town, just up the Hudson.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • One morning I took a long walk uptown to the 79th Street Marina on the Hudson.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • Then they stumbled up the steps to the Hudson Hotel.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • Then, too, there was the Hudson Institute study.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Mark Twain gives us the Mississippi, Hart Crane the Hudson-East-Mississippi/generic-American, and T. S. Eliot the Thames.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • She had heard of the Hudson River, the great city of New York, and now she looked out, filling her mind with the wonder of it.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • The road was now dirt, and the Hudson swayed from side to side over this humble pack of shifting earth.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • The Van Osburgh marriage was celebrated in the village church near the paternal estate on the Hudson.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • She turns her head away slowly, facing out beyond the bridge cables, out to Manhattan and the Hudson.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • "I was born on the Hudson, you know," he said, a little later.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • In the mornings a few times a week he gets up early and goes running before work with Gerald along the Hudson, down to Battery Park City and back.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • Outside the train, the Hudson shimmered, and the trees were the redbrown colors of fall.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Mr. and Mrs. van der Luyden divided their time between Trevenna, their place in Maryland, and Skuytercliff, the great estate on the Hudson which had been one of the colonial grants of the Dutch government to the famous first Governor, and of which Mr. van der Luyden was still "Patroon."
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • She did the eastern states from Florida to Maine and went right into New York Harbor, right on up the Hudson till she tangled with the wreck of the George Washington Bridge.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • She suddenly leaped at him with that limber ferocity, and although he felt certain she meant to hurt him as she had before, possibly because she couldn’t get at the dirty birdie of a scriptwriter who had cheated Rocket Man out of the Hudson before it went over the cliff, he did not move at all , he could see the seeds of her current instability in the window of past she had just opened for him, but he was also awed by it , the injustice she felt was, in spite of its childishness,
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • He had four sons and a daughter, and he wanted to prepare all of them as heirs to his empire, but by a series of coincidences that were common in the novels of the day, but that no one believed in real life, his four sons died, one after the other, as they rose to positions of authority, and his daughter had no river vocation whatsoever and preferred to die watching the boats on the Hudson from a window fifty meters high.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • He appeared never to have heard of any river in America but the Mississippi and was unprepared to recognise the existence of the Hudson, though obliged to confess at last that it was fully equal to the Rhine.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Here in Gopher Prairie we’ve cleared the fields, and become soft, so we make ourselves unhappy artificially, at great expense and exertion: Methodists disliking Episcopalians, the man with the Hudson laughing at the man with the flivver.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
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