This is one of those books that I can whole-heartedly recommend. River Rising is an excellent book, and I don't usually care much for historical fiction. Athol Dickson touches on some deep themes -- race, faith and redemption -- but it's integral to the story, which moves along pretty well. It's a well-crafted novel and I'm glad I bought it because I know I'll want to read it again.
Mark rants a bit today against novels that aren't so well-crafted -- you can read about it at The Master's Artist.
So have a good weekend. I plan to spend mine watching basketball!