Go As a RiverRead, Shelley
At seventeen, Victoria Nash is already shackled to a life running the household and peach orchard for her troubled family, but a chance encounter with Wilson Moon promises both love and danger. Wil is Native American and in 1940's Colorado, bigotry is alive and well, and there will be no fairytale ending.
Eloquent, poignant and steeped in the rugged landscapes of the Blue Mesa Reservoir, this is a powerful coming-of-age story of love, courage and sacrifice.
Comments from BDS Reviewers
"I think this book is brilliant!"
"This is a very powerful 'woman's' story."
"I loved this book. I found some statements just stopped me in my tracks."
"What a beautiful book - apart from the grim circumstances of a particular death."
"It's hard to believe that this is a debut novel - the writing is gorgeous."
"A brutally candid look at rural USA in the 1940s with the struggle for existence, the prejudice and the religious bigotry."
"Wilson's grandfather's advice to 'go as a river' is something we should all contemplate."
"A Romeo and Juliet theme with a happier ending."
"There are some confronting images, but in context, these are essential to the development of characterisation and narrative."