November 20, 2023: Holy cow! We just learned that Living River has won the Outdoor and Nature category of the 27th annual National Outdoor Book Awards. Here's a bit of what the judges had to say:
The numbers are astounding. Forty million people depend on the waters of the Colorado River, and yet water stored in the river’s reservoirs is dwindling. With states and the federal government currently deciding how best to allocate the river’s limited water, the book’s publication could not have been more timely. Yet, this is not a doom and gloom book. It is a celebration of the river and the dedicated individuals working toward solutions. Combining superb photography, essays and interviews, the author takes us to different parts of the river’s watershed and provides us with an informed and enlightened view of the Colorado and its promise.