After several months’ delay due to supply chain issues, the 20th anniversary edition of my first book, The Geography of Memory has finally arrived in warehouses! I’m grateful to Don Gorman of Rocky Mountain Books for proposing the new edition, and to the many Sinixt people who have contributed essays and enthusiasm. Public awareness of land and Indigenous people has grown tremendously in the past two decades. This new edition lands in a very different world.
On Oct 9, I’ll celebrate the book’s release in my childhood home, Martinez, California.
Next, I’ll be leaving home to return home – for a book tour from October 19-30: Spokane WA north to Revelstoke BC, then back to Inchelium WA, the Sinixt home community during their exile. View the full schedule for details. There will be two events in Nelson, BC on Oct 23-24. Please join me in celebration.
My 2020 relocation to Topanga Canyon in the Los Angeles River basin was a Covid-inspired decision to be close to family. Little did I know that my work on the upper Columbia River watershed would follow me to this dry land. An updated edition of A River Captured will be released in early 2023. Recently, Braided River Press in Seattle has requested a long essay, to appear alongside David Moskowitz’s stunning photographs in The Big River: A Living Columbia River for All. (Due out in 2024). Check out the latest blog post on my website about a recent research trip to Idaho. You’ll also find a longer piece on my Sinixt advocacy, one that involves a mysterious visit from a California fox.
I greatly appreciate your loyal support over the past many years. You have provided temporary homes, promoted important stories of the land, shared your knowledge or inspiring experiences, and helped me keep the faith.