“A book of juxtapositions—ruin and growth, water and desolation. Lawton’s writing flows through wars and watering places, her prose precise and at times mystic.”
— Craig Childs, author of Atlas of a Lost World

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“Rebecca Lawton’s powerful and poetic The Oasis This Time celebrates water as a precious natural resource.” — Foreword Reviews

“Lawton, a fluvial geologist and former Colorado River guide, shares her love and fears for the endangered Western resource—water . . . ” — Rob Spillman, judge for 2020 Oregon Book Awards

“[Lawton’s] expertise is apparent, as is her enthusiasm.” — Wall Street Journal

“Hers is a wake–up call, shaped by Lawton’s deep knowledge and love of place, and mostly her commitment to waterways, streams and creeks and rivers and oceans.” — Debra Gwartney, author of I’m A Stranger Here Myself

“Rebecca Lawton writes like a child of the wilderness as she brings together the rolling hay fields, a river that can’t be tamed, and so many more human-and-nature scenarios . . . ” — Julia Park Tracey, author of The Doris Diaries

“Rebecca Lawton brings a poet’s eye to the landscapes she loves, but she is, at heart, a warrior.”  — Andy Weinberger, owner and bookseller at Readers’ Books and author of the Amos Parisman series

“Through deft, spirited storytelling, Lawton faces with compassionate courage the painful truths of our defiled and dwindling waterways . . . ” — Sarah Juniper Rabkin, author and illustrator of What I Learned at Bug Camp

“[Lawton’s] musings on this beloved arid land and its water shimmer with wonder . . . ” — Ana Maria Spagna, author of The Luckiest Scar on Earth