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

“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

Photograph copyright Rebecca Lawton 2021

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

“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

“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