What This River Keeps

What This River Keeps

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by Greg Schwipps
     
 

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In the rolling hills of southern Indiana, an elderly couple copes with the fear that their riverbottom farm-the only home they've ever known-will be taken from them through an act of eminent domain. The river flowing through their land, the current the old man has fished nearly every day of his life, may be dammed to form a reservoir. Their son, slipping deeper into

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In the rolling hills of southern Indiana, an elderly couple copes with the fear that their riverbottom farm-the only home they've ever known-will be taken from them through an act of eminent domain. The river flowing through their land, the current the old man has fished nearly every day of his life, may be dammed to form a reservoir. Their son, slipping deeper into troubles of his own, struggles to define his place both in a new romantic relationship and in the family heritage. This beautiful and heartfelt debut novel examines what it means to love a place and a family, and the sometimes-staggering cost of that affection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780981652559
Publisher:
Ghost Road Press
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
0.77(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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What This River Keeps 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
JRoth More than 1 year ago
With his engagingly descriptive writing, Schwipps creates characters and landscapes that he delicately weaves together to bring each and every word to life. You will grow to love each character as they find their way along an often difficult path through the pages and regret the moment you reach the last period on the last page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a fellow Hoosier, I loved this novel. I hope he writes another. I will be looking out for it.
Busy-ReaderSS More than 1 year ago
A portrait of rural midwest that is exact, compelling and at times funny. A well-told story of a farm couple hoping to excape losing the family farm and their son. A great story of relationships.