We loved this debut novel and so did all these people! Please join us in welcoming an author sure to appeal to many of you!
“Writing with a deep knowledge of the enduring myths of Appalachia, Weiss vividly portrays real people and sorrows.”
—Library Journal, Starred Review
“…masterful 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
“Part gothic, part romance, part heartbreaking Loretta Lynn ballad—Weiss’ tale is a beguiling, compelling read.”
“…tender but powerful debut…”
“If the Creek Don’t Rise is a satisfyingly complete novel, but it also manages to leave Weiss room to return if she chooses. With its bewitching residents and rugged landscape, a journey to Baines Creek is a trip worth taking, and Weiss is likely to find many readers eagerly willing to travel with her again.”
—Maximum Shelf Awareness
“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
Leah Weiss is a Southern writer born in North Carolina and raised in the foothills of Virginia. Her debut novel IF THE CREEK DON’T RISE will be released in August of 2017. Her short stories have been published in The Simple Life magazine, Every Day Fiction and Deep South Magazine. She retired in 2015 from a 24-year career as Executive Assistant to the Headmaster at Virginia Episcopal School. She now pursues writing full time and enjoys speaking to book clubs.