"Down to the River"

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... Pierce's robust family saga... centers on the lives of...Chickie and Hen...  [first] cousins who weather the increasingly turbulent 1960's, which are filled with sex, drugs and political turmoil as the Vietnam war intensifies.  Themes of fatherhood, brotherhood, and loyalty resonate throughout this atmospheric tale.  Fans of Ann Patchett's The Dutch House (2019) will savor this worthy entry to the genre,,,

-                                                                          --  Booklist

Ms. Pierce is a wonderful writer... I have never read a book by someone who writes in her particular style, making this book a pleasure to read. The ending is a surprise and ...leaves you to make your own conclusions.

                              --   Amazon Reviewer, Donna J. Runnels

..."Down to the River" showcases author Anne Whitney Pierce as an inherently gifted and impressively skilled novelist who pays attention to historical detail and the creation of naturally interesting characters and situations...

                                                       

                                                                   --  Midwest Book Review

[T]he book will encourage profound thought, [an] enlightening ... and amazing choice for... a book group or discussion group about America and how we all fit into its puzzle.  The author upends the prevailing views of the day, perhaps foreshadowing the prevailing views of today ... pitch perfect.

                            -- Amazon Reviewer, the wandering jew