Go As a River by Shelley Read 320 pages

Victoria Nash is17 years old and lives on a peach farm in rural Colorado in the 1940’s. She looks after her father, brother and handicapped uncle. One day she is in town and meets Wilson Moon, a drifter who has a sunny disposition and a way with words. He is Native American, and her brother is furious when he discovers that Victoria is attracted to him. Go As a River describes the sad consequences of Wil and Victoria’s relationship and how it affects her for the next thirty years.

Debut author Shelley Read has written an interesting, well-written story. Victoria Nash is a complex character and a fine narrator. However, I found the conclusion of Go As a River a bit too predictable.

Go As a River by Shelley Read 320 pages

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