Local author Leah Weiss will be attending the monthly adult book club meeting at the Big Island Library in April to discuss her first novel If the Creek Don’t Rise.
If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss is a bold and beautifully layered debut about a dusty, desperate North Carolina Appalachia town, and the stranger who shakes up this tenacious mountain community. In the stylistic tradition of Olive Kitteridge and The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, this novel tells the story of Sadie Blue, who has only been married to Roy Tupkin for fifteen days, but it’s long enough to know she never should have hitched herself to him, because when he gets mad, she gets hit. She is also pregnant with his baby, and in her tiny Appalachian town of Baines Creek, that spells “stuck.” But 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. As stark and magnificent as Appalachia itself, If the Creek Don’t Rise is a striking and unforgettable debut about a barren 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.
Space is limited and registration is required. Please call us at 1-540-425-7000 to reserve your place.
The Friends of the Big Island Library will be selling copies of If the Creek Don’t Rise furnished by Givens Books.
Big Island Library
1111 Schooldays Road
Big Island, VA 24526