Saints at the River

Saints at the River

Book - 2004
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A major new Southern voice emerges in this novel about a town divided by the aftermath of a tragic accident-and the woman caught in the middle

When a twelve-year-old girl drowns in the Tamassee River and her body is trapped in a deep eddy, the people of the small South Carolina town that bears the river's name are thrown into the national spotlight. The girl's parents want to attempt a rescue of the body; environmentalists are convinced the rescue operation will cause permanent damage to the river and set a dangerous precedent. Torn between the two sides is Maggie Glenn, a twenty-eight-year-old newspaper photographer who grew up in the town and has been sent to document the incident. Since leaving home almost ten years ago, Maggie has done her best to avoid her father, but now, as the town's conflict opens old wounds, she finds herself revisiting the past she's fought so hard to leave behind. Meanwhile, the reporter who's accompanied her to cover the story turns out to have a painful past of his own, and one that might stand in the way of their romance.
Drawing on the same lyrical prose and strong sense of place that distinguished his award-winning first novel, One Foot in Eden , Ron Rash has written a book about the deepest human themes: the love of the land, the hold of the dead on the living, and the need to dive beneath the surface to arrive at a deeper truth. Saints at the River confirms the arrival of one of today's most gifted storytellers.
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 2004.
ISBN: 9780805074871
0805074872
Branch Call Number: RASH
Characteristics: 239 p.

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Billy_Bob Mar 04, 2013

Good easy read for a Sunday afternoon.

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Billy_Bob Mar 04, 2013

Billy_Bob thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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Billy_Bob Mar 04, 2013

Sexual Content: some - not explicit - maybe 4 places in the book. doesn't dwell on it.

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