“River on Fire” is the story of Randall Smith, a foundling orphan growing up in the midwestern United States in the late 1960s. Without the intimate guidance of loving parents, Randall struggles to understand a dangerous and confusing world during one of the most tumultuous times in modern history. Immensely readable and filled with humor and irony, “River on Fire” will both warm and break your heart.
A Discussion/Study Guide is included at the end of the novel.
“From first page to last, there’s not a single false note to be heard. “River on Fire” is beautifully rendered, and Randall Smith is a hero you’ll find it very easy indeed to root for. — Stephen C. Spencer, “Upon Further Review”