What This River Keeps: A Novel
In the rolling hills of southern Indiana, an elderly couple copes with the fear that their river bottom farm—the only home they've ever known—will be taken from them through an act of eminent domain. The river flowing through their land, where the old man has fished nearly every day of his life, may be dammed to form a reservoir. Their son, meanwhile, sinks deeper into troubles of his own, struggling to determine his place in a new romantic relationship and the duty he owes to his family’s legacy. What This River Keeps is a beautiful and heartfelt novel that reflects upon what it means to love a place and a family, and the sometimes staggering cost of that love.
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Review: What This River KeepsUser Review - Maggie Sweeney - Goodreads
I was entertained by the wacky antics of Ollie and touched by how he grew, finally into the good person he was meant to be. After many missteps, his love for his home town, Summer, Spring and even his parents fills my heart. Read full review
Review: What This River KeepsUser Review - Matt - Goodreads
Great book about love of family, love of the land, and beautiful prose. If you like Kent Haruf Greg Schwipps will fit right in with your reading sensibilities. Read full review