Leah Weiss' If the Creek Don't Rise (August 2017) has received its second STARRED review from Booklist! Its first starred review came from Library Journal which you can view HERE! This new Southern fiction has also received great reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus.
What Booklist says about If the Creek Don't Rise:"The author’s masterful use of language, including dialect unique to the area, builds another layer of connection between these characters while she develops a greater sense of inner isolation and distance from those outside the community."
If the Creek Don't Rise by Leah Weiss
Publication Date: August 22, 2017
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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.