Rebecca Lawton was among the first women whitewater guides in the West. She has since published articles and short stories in journals such as Orion, Shenandoah, Sierra, THEMA, Santa Barbara Review, and the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College, and earned the Ellen Meloy Award for Desert Writers. Her collection of essays about the river guiding life, Reading Water: Lessons from the River, was a 2008 San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller. Junction, Utah is her debut novel.
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Award-Winning author Rebecca Lawton introduces her new novel, JUNCTION, UTAH
Reading Water: Lessons from the River
In the tradition of America’s strong pioneer women, Rebecca Lawton was one of the first women river guides in the West. For millions of Americans and foreign visitors who have navigated America’s great rivers by raft or boat - and for those who wish they could - this collection of essays will help them understand rivers and their impact on the human emotional landscape in a deeper sense.
Set against the breathtakingly scenic environs of Junction, Utah, 28-year-old river guide Madeline Kruse runs from the painful legacy of her Vietnam-vet father--MIA before she was born--and into the arms of a Jack Mormon family struggling to overcome several crises of their own.
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