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San Joaquin Valley native Anita Kopacz discusses her debut novel “Shallow Waters”

Anita Kopacz
Kesha Lambert
Anita Kopacz

The new novel Shallow Waters is an epic fairy tale set in the mid-1800s about an African mermaid who discovers her power after coming to America and traveling the Underground Railroad in search of a mysterious stranger. The author, Anita Kopacz, is a San Joaquin Valley native. She spoke with Valley Edition Host Kathleen Schock about the book and the ways in which it was informed by her childhood.

Kathleen Schock is the host of Valley Edition. In the show, Kathleen and the Valley Public Radio news team explore issues that matter to the residents of Central California through engaging conversations and in-depth reporting.