Books Platte River by Rick Bass Paperback, 145 pages, Univ of Nebraska Pr, List Price: $18.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitlePlatte RiverAuthorRick Bass Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Genres: Fiction Also by Rick Bass Nashville Chrome Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Platte River Three Books... Three Sultry Books To Savor With A Summer Cocktail August 15, 2011 Summer is ending. The heat waves are starting to break, and we're trying to soak up as much relaxation as possible after a scorching season. Pour yourself a drink and sink back into your favorite chair with three nostalgic tales as recommended by author Dean Bakopoulos.