Title: Up the River
Author: Clara Hume
Publication date: Forthcoming
Note: Previously a chapter excerpt existed here, but that chapter is being reworked significantly.
Lily Collins is a socially backward college student and a lover of forests and rivers. What happens when an oil spill and a handsome young man invade her homeland? Inspired by the author’s early memories of her grandparents, who lived on a mountain in the Appalachians, Up the River explores mountain folks dealing with a destructive oil spill. Ways of life, family relationships, and even a romance are challenged by the highly disruptive spill, which could potentially ruin generations-old homesteads in the eastern Kentucky hills.
The cover’s background art is licensed by Can Stock Photo and is © by Elena Ray.