Rolling Waters, A Southern Memoir by Phyllis Rich Carpenter


In November 1957, two friends, both accomplished sportsmen, headed north out of the Atlanta area on Hwy. 41 towards Cartersville and the Etowah River for a perfectly innocent day of duck hunting, a ritual repeated thousands of times by hunters everywhere, every season. When they did not return, family, friends, neighbors, National Guard, and other state agencies launched a massive search-an event that became front-page news and put the members of two large, close-knit families on an indefinite hold. Read about the ensuing weeks of mystery, discovery, and trauma-as seen through the eyes of the eleven-year-old daughter of one of the men. Don’t miss her “true definition of closure” which will resonate with survivors, victims and readers alike. The story takes place during a by-gone era following the end of World War II, when the “old South” meets the “new” Quaint customs, charming language, and unquestioned values of the day would soon be lost forever. Fast forward to present-day, and the mystery takes on new life when the grandsons of one of the men undertake a brand new search and uncover an unexpected treasure. Rolling Waters is an intimate story told candidly, but with heart, love, and above all, hope.