About the book
Published on the 80th anniversary of the Grand Coulee Dam by Empty Bowl Press, The Grand Promise is a work of literary fiction about the real communities that were impacted by the construction of the dam on the Columbia River during the 1930’s. Called “a gripping debut” by author Jonathan Evison and “an ambitious saga” by author Peter Mountford, The Grand Promise was the #1 fiction bestseller for Small Press Distribution in its release month.
About the author
Rebekah Anderson’s first novel, The Grand Promise, is a work of literary fiction loosely based on her family history. Anderson earned an Fiction MFA from New York University, where she worked on her thesis with advisor E.L. Doctorow. More about Rebekah…
About Empty Bowl
Empty Bowl Press was founded in 1976 as a cooperative letterpress publisher. Their mission is to publish work by writers who share their founding purpose, “literature & responsibility,” and its fundamental theme, the love and preservation of human communities in wild places. They are distributed to bookstores and libraries through Small Press Distribution.