September 2012 Book Club Selection
Hell or High Water
by Joy Castro
St. Martin's Press Thomas Dunne Books
About the book
Hell or High Water, A Novel
As her research progresses, Nola is gradually drawn in to an underworld of violent predators--a world she struggles to keep separate from her middle-class professional life. Raised in poverty by a single mother in New Orleans' notorious Desire Projects, Nola has her own secrets to hide.
About the Author
She earned her B.A. at Trinity University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in literature at Texas A&M University. After graduate school, she worked for ten years at Wabash College, one of three remaining all-male private liberal arts colleges. In 2007, she joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she is currently an associate professor with a joint appointment in English and Ethnic Studies and serves as the associate director of the Institute of Ethnic Studies.
Castro is finishing a collection of short stories, How Winter Began, and working on a second novel. She lives with her husband in Lincoln, Nebraska.