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“[A] striking debut…”―BUSTLE

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.

Fans of The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek will love this intimate insight into a fiercely proud, tenacious community and relish the voices of the forgotten folks of Baines Creek.

With a colorful cast of characters and a flair for the Southern Gothic, If the Creek Don’t Rise is a debut novel bursting with heart, honesty, and homegrown grit.

“Like Daniel Woodrell’s ‘hillbilly noir’ novel Winter’s Bone…[If the Creek Don’t Rise] unfolds like a dark, gripping alt-country ballad.”―Yahoo!


From the Publisher

"...Weiss captures the fierce pull of desperation and the formidable power of hope.""...Weiss captures the fierce pull of desperation and the formidable power of hope."

"A strong, formidable novel." -Library Journal, Starred Review"A strong, formidable novel." -Library Journal, Starred Review

"..exploration of the darkest rooms in the human heart and the brightest fires of the human spirit.""..exploration of the darkest rooms in the human heart and the brightest fires of the human spirit."

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