Go As A River (Signed Preorder released 3 May 23 after Author Event)
Signed Pre-order released 3rd May 2023, signed by Read, Shelley
Signed copies limited to 2 per order, Fiction & related items
Signed Preorder released 3rd May 2023
*Lunch with Shelley Read 12.30pm Wed 3rd May 2023*
We have that special bookseller feeling about GO AS A RIVER – a beautiful first novel from fifth generation Colardoan Shelley Read. If you loved WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING you are going to love this.
Seventeen-year-old Victoria Nash runs the household on her family’s peach farm in the small ranch town of Iola, Colorado—the sole surviving female in a family of troubled men. Wilson Moon is a young drifter with a mysterious past, displaced from his tribal land and determined to live as he chooses.
Victoria encounters Wil by chance on a street corner, a meeting that profoundly alters both of their young lives, unknowingly igniting as much danger as passion.
Inspired by true events surrounding the town of Iola, Go As A River is a story of deeply held love in the face of hardship and loss, but also of finding courage, resilience, friendship, and, finally, home where least expected. This stunning debut explores what it means to lead your life as if it were a river – gathering and flowing, and always finding a way forward.
‘Shelley Read’s lyrical voice is a force of nature and when she lends it to a woman leading a hardscrabble life in rural Colorado, the result is tragic, uplifting and completely unforgettable’ BONNIE GARMUS, LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY
‘Completely spellbinding, vivid, and luminous‘ JANE GREEN
Shelley Read lives with her family in the Elk Mountains of the Western Slope. She was a Senior Lecturer at Western Colorado University for nearly three decades, where she taught writing, literature, environmental studies and was a founder of the Environment & Sustainability major and a support program for first-generation and at-risk students. Go As a River is inspired by the true story of the fate of a rural community.
Published 13/04/2023 by Transworld Publishers Ltd (Doubleday) in the United Kingdom
Hardback | 320 pages