When Ruby Carson has a vision of her town floating underwater, she wasn’t taken seriously. Then orange-tipped surveyor stakes are discovered and a man with surveying equipment is spotted. The residents of Haverton soon discover that a massive dam is being constructed and that most of their homes will be swallowed by the rising water. Suspicions mount, tempers flare, and secrets are revealed. As the town prepares for its own demise, 14-year-old Ruby Carson sees it all from a front-row seat.
Set in the 1960s, The Town That Drowned evokes the awkwardness of childhood, the thrill of first love, and the importance of having a place to call home.Author: Riel Nason
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Publishing Date: September 30th, 2011
# of Pages: 280