If the Creek Don’t Rise
4 JOURNAL, Starred Review
to know she never should have 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 comes up the
mountain and knocks things off-kilter, Sadie finds herself with
an unexpected lifeline. She'll need all the pluck and courage she
can muster to figure out how to use it.
Bursting with heart, honesty, and homegrown grit, If the Creek
Don't Rise unfolds through a forgotten holler's most interesting
folks, from a stunning new voice in Southern fiction.
"Every page has a pulse as fierce and unyielding as its
Appalachian setting.…. It is a lush exploration of the darkest rooms
in the human heart, and the brightest fires of the human spirit."
-ERIKA MARKS, author of The Last Treasure