If the Creek Don't Rise: A Novel Kindle Edition
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"Writing with a deep knowledge of the enduring myths of Appalachia, Weiss vividly portrays real people and sorrows. A strong, formidable novel for readers of William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy." - Library Journal
..".tender but powerful debut...highlighting Weiss's considerable characterization skills. " - Publishers Weekly
"Weiss' tale is a beguiling, compelling read. " - Kirkus
"Every page of Leah Weiss' debut, If the Creek Don't Rise, has a pulse as fierce and unyielding as its Appalachian setting. Told through an ensemble of narrators, men and women of all ages bound by the inescapable power of place and belonging, it is a lush exploration of the darkest rooms in the human heart, and the brightest fires of the human spirit. Weiss' remarkable gift for language left me breathless, and her characters, distinctive and unapologetically-human, will haunt me for some time." - Erika Marks, author of The Last Treasure
"This one nearly broke my heart. With deeply human characters I will not easily forget, Weiss captures the fierce pull of desperation and the formidable power of hope. An impressive debut from a talent to watch.... " - Kathleen Grissom, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Kitchen House and Glory Over Everything --This text refers to the library edition.
About the Author
Leah Weiss, PhD, is a researcher, trainer, consultant and author. She specializes in the optimization of mindfulness and purpose in the workplace. She teaches courses on compassionate leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a principal teacher and trainer for Stanfords Compassion Cultivation Program, founded by the Dalai Lama. She also directs Compassion Education and Scholarship at HopeLab, an Omidyar Group research and development nonprofit focused on resilience. She consults with a variety of organizations customizing trainings and creating programs, ranging from health care to hedge funds, to optimize well-being, mindfulness, purpose, innovation, and collaboration in the work environment.
Leah Weiss is a Southern writer born in the flat lands of North Carolina and raised in the foothills of Virginia where she loves hiking short stretches of the Appalachian Trail. Her debut novel, If the Creek Dont Rise, is set in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina. The book has been chosen as an Indie Next, Okra Pick, and LibraryReads. Leah retired in 2015 from a twenty-four-year career as Executive Assistant to the Headmaster at Virginia Episcopal School.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- File Size : 1321 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 322 pages
- Publisher : Sourcebooks Landmark (22 August 2017)
- ASIN : B06XRMFXN1
- Language: : English
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
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