| More

If The Creek Don't Rise
by Leah Weiss

PBR Review IF THE CREEK DONíT RISE is an in-depth portrayal of life in the Appalachian Mountains. I love character-driven novels, and all I can say is this one is fabulous. Itís page-turning, but itís not only the tension and suspense driving you to keep reading; itís that Leah Weiss captures the nuances of these deeply flawed people; their prejudices, their willingness to accept their dire circumstances, and their disdain for anything new. Highly recommend. Excellent book club book.Back.
Talking Points: The females in this story are diverse and strong but they do not always do the right thing. There is a cycle of violence, domestic abuse, and subjugation that seems to be an accepted part of this culture. Outsiders and change are rejected.
PBR Reader Comments:
Raw, gritty characters and a strong sense of time and place in this poignant story of life in the 1970s Appalachian Mountains. A must read for anyone who likes character driven stories.
by-Linda 2018/01/28, 01:52 PM

Buy From Amazon.com
PBR book reviews and Reading guides for book clubs
Sign Up For Our Free Newsletter
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Pintrest Follow us on InstaGram
Free bookmarks
10 Books I Can't Stop Recommending