BELONGING: A Tale of Downieville and California's Modern Gold Country, by Bill Pieper (A Novel)


The year is 1974 and friction between newcomers and local residents is on the rise on the north fork of the Yuba Rover. To be reelected, Sheriff Buck Thompson must seek the backing of former flatlanders who despise his "old-boy" connections. Then a tragic drowning changes nearly everything in this moving novel about the meaning of place.

196 pp; paperback