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Go As A River

Author(s): Shelley Read

Location(s): Colorado, Gunnison County, Paonia

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1940s-70s



I’ve come to understand how the exceptional lurks beneath the ordinary like the deep and mysterious world beneath the sea.

On a cool autumn morning, Victoria Nash heads into her village pulling a rickety wagon filled with late-season peaches. As she nears an intersection, a stranger in town stops to ask her the way.

She makes the decision to walk with him. ‘Go as a river,’ he tells her as they part ways.

So begins a mezmerising story of split-second decisions and considered acts that make up one woman’s tumultuous life, as Victoria begins to absorb and follow his words.

Gathering all the pieces of her small and extraordinary existence, spinning through the eddies of desire, heartbreak and betrayal, she will arrive at a single rocky decision that will change her life for ever.

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