Lawton’s writing flows through wars and watering places . . .  
— Craig Childs, author of Atlas of a Lost World

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“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

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

“Through deft, spirited storytelling, Rebecca 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

“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 Live Through This and I’m A Stranger Here Myself