Steven Sherrill. Visits from the Drowned Girl. New York: Random House, 2004.

Despite the impressive panoramic view from the radio towers atop which Benny Poteat works, he doesn’t usually see much. But one day, as he watches silently, too far away to help, he sees a young woman walk into a river and calmly drown herself. Instead of reporting the suicide to the police, Benny examines the materials left at the scene, learns the identity of the girl, locates her family, and becomes romantically involved with her sister. The story is set in the fictional Piedmont town of Buffalo Shoals, which is populated by strangely intriguing and uniquely Southern residents.

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