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If the Creek Don't Rise

(2017)
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"[A] striking debut..." — BUSTLE  

"...masterful use of language....Weiss' novel is a great suggestion for fans of the Big Stone Gap books, by Adriana Trigiani, and Mitford series, by Jan Karon."—Booklist, STARRED Review

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.

This intimate insight into a fiercely proud, tenacious community unfolds through the voices of the forgotten folks of Baines Creek. With a colorful cast of characters that each contribute a new perspective, IF THE CREEK DON'T RISE is a debut novel bursting with heart, honesty, and homegrown grit.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"An Impressive debut from a talent to watch." - Kathleen Grissom

"Weiss' remarkable gift for language left me breathless, and her characters, distinctive and unapologetically-human, will haunt me for some time." - Erika Marks


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November 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: If the Creek Don't Rise (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Leah Weiss
ISBN: 1-4328-4442-3 / 978-1-4328-4442-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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September 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: If the Creek Don't Rise
Author(s): Leah Weiss
ISBN: 0-606-40731-6 / 978-0-606-40731-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: If the Creek Don't Rise: A Novel
Author(s): Leah Weiss
ISBN: 1-4926-4745-4 / 978-1-4926-4745-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: If the Creek Don't Rise
Author(s): Leah Weiss
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August 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: If the Creek Don't Rise
Author(s): Leah Weiss
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August 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: If the Creek Don't Rise
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Title: If the Creek Don't Rise
Author(s): Leah Weiss
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Kindle Editions

August 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: If the Creek Don't Rise: A Novel
Author(s): Leah Weiss
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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