From Publishers Weekly
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-India Edghill, author of Queenmaker
"Push Not the River is a wonderful epic historical saga in the grand romantic style. The plot never lets up; it gallops at break-neck speed through a vividly portrayed historical landscape, against which we see the triumphant transformation of Anna . . . into a strong and powerful woman."
-Jane Feather, bestselling author of Kissed by Shadows
"James Conroyd Martin's vivid historical novel captivates the reader with its sweeping depiction of a bygone society on the cusp of violent change. Combining politics with intrigue and romance, Push Not the River gives us a glimpse into the turbulent era of late eighteenth century Poland and its people. Aristocrats and peasants, patriots and traitors come alive in this story, and the Polish soul is beautifully illuminated through ancient myths, folkways, and wisdoms. With his juxtaposition of the personal and political, Martin weaves a compelling tale of transformation--both of a remarkable young woman and her remarkable nation."
-Jennifer Donnelly, author of The Tea Rose
"Martin's novel transports the reader two hundred years into Poland's glorious past, a world of castles and manor houses. One woman's life provides a metaphor for a country which--with the Third of May Constitution--was the first to attempt democratic reform in modern Europe. While the attempt failed, Push Not the River sings of a people's pride and indomitable hope."
-Jan Lorys, director of the Polish Museum of America
"...River contains all the sweep and romance of the classic romantic epics...with a heroine who remains strong ...." (India Edghill, author of Queenmaker)
"....The plot never lets up; it gallops at break-neck speed through a vividly portrayed historical landscape..." (Jane Feather, bestselling author of Kissed by Shadows)
"....Push Not the River gives us a glimpse into the turbulent era of late eighteenth century Poland and its people." (Jennifer Donnelly, author of The Tea Rose)
"Martin's novel transports the reader 200 years into Poland's glorious past....Push Not the River sings of a people's pride..." (Jan Lorys, director of the Polish Museum of America)
"Holds readers because of the cast of well-developed characters and the need to see how Anna and her young son will survive." (Library Journal)