New book explores rivers
Author Rebecca Lawton will celebrate the publication of her novel, “Junction, Utah,” with a presentation on early river running in the West on Thursday, Feb. 21, at Readers’ Books during an event to benefit the Sonoma Ecology Center.
There will be a reception starting at 7 p.m. followed by a reading and slide show at 7:30 p.m. Readers’ Books is located at 130 E. Napa St. The band Bosonoma will provide entertainment.
Lawton was among the first female river guides on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon and on other rivers in the West. Her collection of essays, “Reading Water: Lessons from the River,” was a San Francisco Chronicle Bay Area bestseller.
“Junction, Utah,” was inspired by Lawton’s own years as a whitewater guide. Her presentation will include images of the Colorado River rapids, pictures of early and modern day river guides, as well as photos of places in the West that became settings in the novel.
A donation of $10 is requested. For more information, call 939-1779.