Author Event with Rebecca Lawton's The Oasis This Time: Living and Dying with Water in the West

Date: October 16, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Back of Beyond Books


Author Event with Rebecca Lawton's The Oasis This Time: Living and Dying with Water in the West

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 Lawton'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.