Study Guide

The River Between Us Characters

By Richard Peck

Tilly Pruitt

It might sound like a cliché, but Tilly is the glue that holds this entire...

Delphine Duval

Okay, so Tilly is the narrator, right? But from the moment Delphine steps off the steamboat in...

Noah Pruitt

Noah is notable for three things—being Tilly's twin brother, Delphine's love interest, and...

Cass Pruitt

Cass is Noah and Tilly's 12-year-old sister who is gifted (or cursed, depending on how you see...

CoinCoin "Calinda" Duval

It's not stretching the truth to say that Calinda is the most mysterious character in the book....

Mama Pruitt

It's almost like we're dealing with two different characters here. We have pre-Noah's departure...

Dr. William Hutchings, Sr.

If there's a character who says less than Noah, it has to be Dr. Hutchings, Grand Tower's doctor,...

The Hutchings Family

While Howard narrates the frame story, we can't really call him a main character. Rather, he's...

Minor Characters

As far as we can tell, Aunt Madge Bledsoe is nobody's real aunt, or at least, nobody's in this...