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Saints at the River selected as WKCTCs One Book Read

Saints at the River by New York Times best selling author Ron Rash has been selected as this years One Book Read at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

The book tells the story of a small South Carolina town that is thrown into the national spotlight when a young girl drowns and her body is trapped in a deep river eddy. The girls parents want to attempt a rescue of the body but environmentalists are convinced the rescue operation will damage the river and set a dangerous precedent. Torn between the two sides is Maggie Glenn, a twenty-eight-year-old newspaper photographer, who grew up in the town and has been sent to document the controversial incident.

This book is something that digs deep into matters of the heart, both from the perspective of a grieving family and those who want to protect the environment at all costs, said Amy Sullivan, WKCTC One Book coordinator. The book will definitely give you a different perspective, watching the medias struggle for what angle a story should take and how emotions can certainly affect the outcome.

Future One Book events, to create awareness of the read and the book, will be announced in the months prior to the project finale when Ron Rash will visit the WKCTC campus March 8-9, 2016. For more information about Rashs visit, Saints at the River, and the One Book Read, visit http://westkentucky.kctcs.libguides.com/c.php?g=385104amp;p=2667992.

New students can register for spring classes at WKCTC beginning November 2. Call 1-(855) GO-WKCTC or visit westkentucky.kctcs.edu for class offerings. Spring classes begin January 11.