AOT #178: Greg Schwipps Podcasts What This River Keeps

September 8, 2009 by  
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Greg Schwipps What This River Keeps

Greg Schwipps reads from and discusses his debut novel What This River Keeps. “What This River Keeps bears comparison to the best work of Steinbeck–in this case we’re given the vivid portrayal of the common working men and women of rural Indiana juxtaposed against great forces, without pity or hope, but without true defeat, though they may well lose all in the end. Schwipps also gives us, in full measure, the ancient father and son story, reinvented and made new; the complications of family; the friendship between men; the long tested love between married people; the discovery of the responsibilities of love; the love and care of the land; the love of a river; the keen life of the outdoors; the close attention to the earth in its seasons and myriad variousness. This is a very fine first novel. I read it compelled and fascinated to the last word.” –Kent Haruf, author of Plainsong

($19.95) Ghost Road Press ISBN #978-0-9816525-5-9.

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