It's book review time! I haven't done one in a while because I haven't been able to sit still long enough to read one. Rarely am I captivated in the first lines of a book. I surely was in Kimberly Brock's debut book, The River Witch.
This work has all things Southern—mystical traditions, complicated family relationships, combined with a mesmerizing story. The natural flow of this storyline comes easy for Brock, who is a storyteller as well as a writer.
Southern Sacred Harp Singing.
If you've never heard it, you should do some research on the tradition. I can't tell you more without spoiling the story. Take a look at this trailer for the book and then see what you think.