Trouble The Water


Product Details

Koehler Books
Publish Date
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.78 inches | 1.12 pounds

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About the Author

Rebecca Dwight Bruff is the author of the award-winning debut novel, Trouble the Water, published June 2019, and the non-fiction book, Loving the World with God, published 2014. Bruff earned her Bachelors degree in education at Texas A&M University and Master and Doctorate degrees in theology, both from Southern Methodist University. In 2017, she was a scholarship recipient for the prestigious Key West Literary Seminar. She volunteers at the Pat Conroy Literary Center in Beaufort, South Carolina. She's published non- fiction, plays a little tennis, travels when she can, and loves life in the lowcountry with her husband and an exuberant golden retriever.


"With this stunning debut novel, Rebecca Bruff establishes herself as an exciting new voice in historical fiction." --Cassandra King Conroy, author of Moonrise, and Founding Honorary Chair of the Pat Conroy Literary Center

"Trouble the Water may become a Carolina classic." --Lawrence S. Rowland, author of The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina, and distinguished professor emeritus, University of South Carolina Beaufort

"I loved returning to the low country, and my God, that writing toward the end about the tides: 'When the tide is out, all the way out, you can smell creation . . .' That passage made me breathless." --Robin Oliveira, author of New York Times bestseller My Name is Mary Suter

"Debut author Rebecca Bruff has made her mark with this exceptional examination of family, freedom, and what it really means to fight for the light." -- Julie Cantrell, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of Perennials