Choke Creek is a powerful work, one which is moving emotionally, devastatingly so in places, and filled with fascinating characters.
--Gerald Duff, author of Coasters and Memphis Ribs
Set in the vivid, clear light of the West, Choke Creek tells the story of two families who trace their roots to the Indian Wars. Fifteen-year-old Evie Glauber is descended from the newspaperman who reported on the famous Battle of Choke Creek, while Eason Swale, the boy she loves, is the great-grandson of a cavalryman who fought in it. Eason enlists in the Army and goes to Vietnam, but when he comes back a deserter, everything Evie believes in is thrown into question--including the truth about what really happened on the banks of Choke Creek.
Choke Creek is not just the story of Evie's coming of age; Small makes us think about America's coming of age, too.
--Leslie Goetsch, author of Back Creek.
Lauren Small: firstname.lastname@example.org
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