From Bridle Path Press!
Melissa Westemeier's funny, heartfelt new novel explores the surprising
confluence of grace and redemption in Bassville, a quirky fishing town
on the Wissipaw River. All the locals have a story to tell in the
Bassville Pub, and Mona Butterfield--bartender extraordinaire--lends a
willing ear. But when the town divides over a farmer's plan to sell his
land to pay for his daughter's cancer treatments, life for Mona takes an
unexpected turn, and she has to decide where her heart lies--in the
past with the Bassville she loves or in the future unknown.
What readers are saying:
Westemeier's astute and compassionate tale of a small town on the cusp
of change is perfect for fans of Garrison Keillor and Fannie Flagg. I
recognized every character in this charming novel and missed them when
~Jess Riley, author of Driving Sideways, Mandatory Release, and All the Lonely People
Readers of Whipped, not Beaten and Kicks like a Girl know the joy of Westemeier's novels, full of insght and humanity's follies and foibles. Across the River is a reason to celebrate, delivering storytelling at its unforgettable best.
~Lauren Small, author of Choke Creek, and contributor to the On Being blog of American Public Media
Across the River shows Westemeier's keen understanding of human
nature, illustrating country life in a small town, where the open
spaces may be huge but the lives of the inhabitants are known and
closely intertwined. Mona is a young woman finding herself and where she
want to be planted; through her eyes we see how one person can make a
difference ot her family and the community.
~M.K.Graff, author of The Green Remains and Death Unscripted
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