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Follow the River Home

ISBN: 9780985520021
Binding: Paperback
Author: Corran Harrington
Trim: 5.5 x 8.25 inches
Published: 4/14/2016

Follow the River Home named 2017 BEST NEW VOICE: FICTION Gold Winner of the 29th Annual Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Award for Excellence in Book Publishing "one of the highest national honors for independent publishers."

DANIEL ARROYO has suffered a lifetime of guilt over the sudden death of his infant sister who died when he was eight years old. He now lives his middle years between that guilt and worsening episodes of PTSD from a Vietnam he left thirty years ago. When a violent encounter on a dusty highway forces Daniel to face what haunts him he finds himself pulled back to the neighborhood of his youth where old houses hold tired secrets. What really happened on that steamy August afternoon? The answer comes spilling from the old neighborhood and Daniel begins to find his way home. Corran Harrington takes the reader along the Rio Grande from its headwaters to the sea.


Corran Harrington is a Pushcart Prize nominee a Santa Fe Writers Project finalist a Hidden River Arts Eludia Award finalist a Bosque Fiction Contest finalist and a New Millennium Writings Award semifinalist whose short fiction (written also as Connie Harrington) has appeared in numerous literary journals. A former lawyer Harrington also has a background in cultural and linguistic anthropology. She lives in Albuquerque New Mexico.


"Corran Harrington is a gifted writer whose voice is like a gentle current moving you into unexpected landscapes. Enter Follow the River Home and before you know it you find yourself meandering into the hearts of people and places you will not easily forget." -Roderick Clark editor of Rosebud

"Deeply bravely imagined Corran Harrington's radiant fiction records the ways in which our deepest loyalties and griefs spring from our first soil brilliantly revealing the secret ways our lives touch each other without our knowing. Compassionate luminous wise this is a book to savor and give to friends." -Kathleen Hill author of Who Occupies This House and Still Waters in Niger

"The beautifullyintertwined stories in Corran Harrington's Follow the River Home vividly evoke the ebb and flow of life in New Mexico. Harrington's writing is thoughtful fluid keenly observant and filled with voices that resonate beyond the page. I highly recommend this book." -Mary Wolf owner of Collected Works bookstore Santa Fe New Mexico