The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum's book club will be discussing What This River Keeps on Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. Copies of the book are currently available at the Carriage House Interpretive Center for checkout.
What This River Keeps is set in southern Indiana and centers on an elderly couple who are about to lose their family farm. The farm is in a river bottom and the river is slated to be dammed to form a reservoir. The couple copes with their fear while their son navigates new relationships and deals with troubles of his own.
Greg Schwipps won the 2010 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Emerging Author Award. He teaches English at DePauw University and lives with his family in Greencastle. What This River Keeps was published in 2009.
Book club participation is free and open to the public, but space is limited. To RSVP or for more information call Larry Paarlberg at 765-362-5769 or email<>. For a list of upcoming book discussion dates, visit the Study's website at
The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum is deeply committed to the protection and preservation of Lew Wallace's legacy now and for generations to come. The museum is located on Wallace's home site in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and is where he wrote Ben-Hur. His unique and personal Study, built in the 1890s, is a National Historic Landmark and the home of the world's largest collection of General Wallace's personal memorabilia. For more information, please visit the museum website: