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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.
|Title||:||If The Creek Don't Rise|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
August 26, 2017
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Wow. What an incredible read!
As soon as I read the first page, the first line, I knew it was going to be quite an emotional story.
"I struggle to my feet, straighten my back, lift my chin, then he hits me again. This time I f...
May 21, 2017
If The Creek Don’t Rise is a unique novel whose structure feels light and breezy and veers drastically from the standard formula found in fiction. But despite its gentle execution, this story delivers some of the heaviest of punches and invites the reader to step outside of the book fo...
August 28, 2017
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I absolutely LOVED this novel! I know it won't be for everyone, but being a female from the Deep South who adores character studies that manage to become the plot itself made this the perfect read for me! The unique form of dialogue and slow build...
August 22, 2017
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Sadie Blue. Pregnant, seventeen, still a newlywed, if maybe a little less optimistic about her hopes for her marriage since her husband Roy Tupkin knocked her around a bit. Her only weakness, if you can call it that, is her love of Loretta Lynn. She can’t read the magazine she...
March 15, 2017
If The Creek Don’t Rise is a stunning and extremely poignant character study of life in a North Carolina mountain town. Most of these characters have heart and they make you care right off the bat. For the life is hard fought in Baines Creek. No one has it easy. And evil lurks in this sma...
May 21, 2017
It's bold, powerful, dark and hard to believe that this is a debut novel. In alternating first person narratives from a cast of characters that will be hard to forget, Leah Weiss took me to the mountain community called Baines Creek in the Appalachian Mountains in NC. And I mean took me there! Fr...
September 25, 2017
4.5 stars! Oh, how I loved this story - I simply didn’t want it to end!
WOW - these characters……what can I say?? I LOVED them! I ADORED them! I wanted to jump into the book and hug them (well – not all of them, but most of them)!
I had been looking forward to reading this novel for quite a while a...
March 25, 2017
Back when I was in the fourth grade we had an English teacher who dumped a box of books out one day and told us to read them and do book reports. I ate that up with a spoon and did my best to read them all. The thing is...I read one that I have never stopped thinking about. It was set in the Ozar...
February 22, 2017
OMG!.....Love the characters, and.....HeHeHe......what an ending! "If the good Lord's willing and the creek don't rise." Baines Creek is a small remote mountain settlement in North Carolina where many can't read, education is unheard of and catastrophic poverty is the norm. The dialect is obscure...
February 11, 2017
I struggle to my feet, straighten my back, lift my chin, then he hits me again. This time I fall down and stay down while he counts, “........eight, nine, ten.” He walks out the trailer door and slams it hard. The latch don’t catch, and the door pops open. I lay on the floor and wat...