Staff Review: "River Road"
Nan Lewis, still devastated by her young daughter's death by a drunk driver, just found out she's not getting tenure at the college where she teaches creative writing. On the way home, emotional from the day's revelations, she hits a deer that she's unable to find after she strikes it. The next day the police are knocking on her door because a student was discovered dead in the snow from a hit and run. Nan's life is soon turned upside down in this absorbing and atmospheric read by one of my favorite authors.