When the Finch Rises 

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Riggs' debut novel puts the lives of two 12 year old boys on the literary map-Raybert Williams and Palmer Conroy. Winner of Georgia Author of the Year-First Novel, Best Southern Fiction, Top Ten First Novel, and Book Sense 76 Pick. Jack Riggs has brought to life two of the most memorable characters Ive met in a long whilelike a contemporary Tom and Huck, this pair is graced with a keen wit and eye for humor, keeping the reader in that precarious position of not knowing whether to laugh or cry. Riggss ability to find and hold that balance is remarkable. WHEN THE FINCH RISES is compelling and movinga stunning debut. -Jill McCorkle. Riggss was named Emerging New Southern Voice. Read WHEN THE FINCH RISES, and see why.

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