This is a book for anyone, of any age, who cares about rivers.
This story of the Columbia River is unique. Told from the river’s perspective, it is an immersive, empathetic portrait of a once-wild river and of the Sinixt, a First People who lived on the mainstem of this great western river for thousands of years and continue to do so even though Canada declared them “extinct” in 1956. The book’s re-release comes at a critical time for natural systems and for reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples across North America.
Lavishly illustrated by Nelson, BC, designer Nichola Lytle, this portrait of a globally significant river will inspire anyone who reads it to care about the future of the salmon, a fish that unites all of us in its quest for freedom and possibility.
Available now for pre-order on Amazon. Available in bookstores and online retailers on April 16, 2024.