Praise

“Writing with a deep knowledge of the enduring myths of Appalachia, Weiss vividly portrays real people and sorrows.”
Library Journal, Starred Review

“…masterful language… Weiss’ novel is a great suggestion for fans of the Big Stone Gap books, by Adriana Trigiani, and Mitford series, by Jan Karon.”
Booklist, Starred Review

“Part gothic, part romance, part heartbreaking Loretta Lynn ballad—Weiss’ tale is a beguiling, compelling read.”
Kirkus Reviews

“…tender but powerful debut…”
Publishers Weekly

“If the Creek Don’t Rise is a satisfyingly complete novel, but it also manages to leave Weiss room to return if she chooses. With its bewitching residents and rugged landscape, a journey to Baines Creek is a trip worth taking, and Weiss is likely to find many readers eagerly willing to travel with her again.”
—Maximum Shelf Awareness

“This one nearly broke my heart. With deeply human characters I will not easily forget, Weiss captures the fierce pull of desperation and the formidable power of hope. An impressive debut from a talent to watch.”
—Kathleen Grissom, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Kitchen House and Glory Over Everything

“The Appalachian voice is very much alive in this debut novel. Weiss’s beautiful writing transported me to another place… A great story and as southern as you can get! Loved it!”
—Stephanie Crowe, Page and Pallette (Fairhope, AL)

Goodreads reviews:

“This was simply stunning.”
—Emily Carter-Dunn

“Leah Weiss has hit it out of the ballpark.”
—Tina

“My reaction at the end, ‘Holy crap,’ mouth wide open in awe.”
—Angie Hayes

“That ending is so perfect that I’m still jittery over it.”
—Lena Ribka