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If the Creek Don't Rise: A Novel
by Leah Weiss

Published: 2017-08-22
Paperback : 320 pages
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"[A] striking debut..." ? BUSTLE  

"...masterful use of language....Weiss' novel is a great suggestion for fans of the Big Stone Gap books, by Adriana Trigiani, and Mitford series, by Jan Karon."?Booklist, STARRED Review

He's gonna be sorry he ever messed with me and Loretta Lynn

Sadie Blue ...

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"[A] striking debut..." ? BUSTLE  

"...masterful use of language....Weiss' novel is a great suggestion for fans of the Big Stone Gap books, by Adriana Trigiani, and Mitford series, by Jan Karon."?Booklist, STARRED Review

He's gonna be sorry he ever messed with me and Loretta Lynn

Sadie Blue has been a wife for fifteen days. That's long enough to know she should have never hitched herself to Roy Tupkin, even with the baby.

Sadie is desperate to make her own mark on the world, but in remote Appalachia, a ticket out of town is hard to come by, and hope often gets stomped out.  When a stranger sweeps into Baines Creek and knocks things off kilter, Sadie finds herself with an unexpected lifeline...if she can just figure out how to use it.

This intimate insight into a fiercely proud, tenacious community unfolds through the voices of the forgotten folks of Baines Creek. With a colorful cast of characters that each contribute a new perspective, IF THE CREEK DON'T RISE is a debut novel bursting with heart, honesty, and homegrown grit.

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by [email protected] (see profile) 09/19/18

Loved all the different perspectives of the story from the different characters.

 
by Ljwagoner (see profile) 03/10/18

3.5??. I always love tales about Appalachia & this debut novel by Leah Weiss continued that love. Vivid characters & a harsh & wild storyline combine to tell the story of a young girl trapped in her circumstances... (read more)

 
  "Shockingly raw"by [email protected] (see profile) 11/05/17

I never knew there were people like this living up in the mountains speaking like they did.
It was sad but interesting to learn a different way of living that was real for some.

 
by alarcara (see profile) 10/07/17

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