If the Creek Don't Rise

If the Creek Don't Rise

A Novel

Book - 2017
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In a North Carolina mountain town filled with moonshine and rotten husbands, Sadie Blue is only the latest girl to face a dead-end future at the mercy of a dangerous drunk. She's been married to Roy Tupkin for fifteen days, and she knows now that she should have listened to the folks who said he was trouble. But when a stranger sweeps in and knocks the world off-kilter for everyone in town, Sadie begins to think there might be more to life than being Roy's wife. As stark and magnificent as Appalachia itself, If the Creek Don't Rise is a bold and beautifully layered debut about a dusty, desperate town finding the inner strength it needs to outrun its demons. The folks of Baines Creek will take you deep into the mountains with heart, honesty, and homegrown grit.
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, 2017
ISBN: 9781492647454
Branch Call Number: Fiction Wei
Characteristics: 305 pages ; 21 cm


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jabberbooky Nov 13, 2017

Really interesting debut about living in Appalachia. Great story.

Sep 18, 2017

Set in 1970 Appalachia, we're introduced to a small community of characters who really give you a feel for their hard lives. Each chapter is from a different character - totaling 10 different POVs. Also, some incidents were retold from different perspectives. This took some getting used to. Every time I got to a new chapter and saw a new name for the title, I groaned. But each character pulled me into their story and they all tied together around Sadie Blue and helping her survive her miserable excuse of a husband. In general, a good story. Just not a fan of the style in which it was told and it had kind of an abrupt ending.


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