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By Ken Lamberton

Poet and author Alison Deming as soon as famous, “In the desolate tract, one unearths the best way by way of tracing the aftermath of water . . . ”

Here, Ken Lamberton unearths his method via a life of exploring southern Arizona’s Santa Cruz River. This river—dry, nonetheless, and silent one second, a thundering torrent of dust the next—serves as a mirrored image of the desolate tract round it: a touch of water on parched sand, a route to redemption throughout a thirsty landscape.

With his most modern publication, Lamberton takes us on a trek around the land of 3 nations—the usa, Mexico, and the Tohono O’odham Nation—as he hikes the river’s direction from its resource and introduces us to those that draw id from the river—dedicated execs, hardworking locals, and the author’s family. those humans each one have their very own tales of the river and its influence on their lives, and their narratives upload immeasurable richness and intensity to Lamberton’s personal astute observations and picturesque descriptions.

Unlike books that element simply the Santa Cruz’s decline, Dry River bargains a extra balanced, now and then even confident, view of the river that ignites wish for reclamation and gives a decision to motion instead of indulging in melancholy and resignation. right now a desirable cultural heritage lesson and a tremendous reminder that studying from the previous will help us repair what we've broken, Dry River is either a narrative in regards to the notable complexity of this stricken barren region waterway and a party of 1 man’s lifelong trip with the folk and locations touched by way of it.

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