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Choke Creek


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Choke Creek is a powerful work, one which is moving emotionally, devastatingly so in places, and filled with fascinating characters. 

--Gerald Duff, author of Coasters and Memphis Ribs


 Choke Creek, by Lauren Small

Set in the vivid, clear light of the West, Choke Creek tells the story of two families who trace their roots to the Indian Wars.  Fifteen-year-old Evie Glauber is descended from the newspaperman who reported on the famous Battle of Choke Creek, while Eason Swale, the boy she loves, is the great-grandson of a cavalryman who fought in it.  Eason enlists in the Army and goes to Vietnam, but when he comes back a deserter, everything Evie believes in is thrown into question--including the truth about what really happened on the banks of Choke Creek.


Choke Creek is not just the story of Evie's coming of age;  Small makes us think about America's coming of age, too.  

--Leslie Goetsch, author of Back Creek


Based on historical events, Choke Creek delivers a gripping portrait of families haunted by the past. Evie's search for the truth leads her to uncover atrocious acts of ruthless brutality.  The past, she learns, cannot be changed, but with courage and compassion, the future might yet be redeemed. 


Choke Creek is a novel in which place is more than significant, is a character in fact, suffused with narrative, with memory and imagination, with a history. 

--John Dufresne, author of Love Warps the Mind a Little, Johnny too Bad, and Requiem, Mass


To read an excerpt click here.

More about Choke Creek. . .


$14.00 U.S.
Plus shipping + handling

* 6% sales tax for
Maryland residents

Discounts available for school orders.
Free teacher's guide included with classroom sets.

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Bridle Path Press is proud to donate a portion of the proceeds of this book to the American Indian College Fund.  








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