The Grand Promise by Rebekah Anderson
Empty Bowl Press, June 2022
The Grand Promise by Rebekah Anderson takes readers back to the 1930s New Deal public works program. An Eastern Washington town is uprooted and a family grapples with personal and financial dilemmas. A father resists inevitable change and enters into a fierce conflict with his son. The historic construction of the Grand Coulee Dam, a massive project destined to bring prosperity to the Pacific Northwest, will also destroy the family’s home and their town, but it will change the lives of their community and the lives of indigenous people who have sustained themselves on the Columbia River for generations. The Grand Promise is a work of literary fiction loosely based on Anderson’s family history.
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