Rebecca Lawton presents The Oasis This Time

Annie Bloom's welcomes Oregon author Rebecca Lawton to read from her book The Oasis This Time: Living and Dying with Water in the West.

Water, the most critical fluid on the planet, is seen as savior, benefactor, and Holy Grail in these fifteen essays on natural and faux oases. Fluvial geologist and former Colorado River guide Rebecca Lawton follows species both human and wild to their watery roots--in warming deserts, near rising Pacific tides, on endangered, tapped-out rivers, and in growing urban ecosystems.

Lawton thoroughly and eloquently explores human attitudes toward water in the West, from Twentynine Palms, California, to Sitka, Alaska. A lifelong immersion in all things water forms the author's deep thinking about living with this critical compound and sometimes dying in it, on it, with too much of it, or for lack of it. The Oasis This Time, the inaugural Waterston Desert Writing Prize winner, is a call for us to evolve toward a sustainable and even spiritual connection to water.

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
The Oasis This Time: Living and Dying with Water in the West Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781937226930
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Torrey House Press - Torrey House Press - April 2nd, 2019

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