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A SONG FOR THE RIVER

by Philip Connors
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The river that runs through the wilderness opens his heart: the mountains burn, friends die, and green shoots sprout from the ashes.

Product Details

10-digit ISBN1-941026-91-5
13-digit ISBN978-1-941026-91-5
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Also Available InHardcover
Page Count256
Publication DateAugust 1, 2018
RightsAll Rights Available
The Gila River and Wilderness are the heart and soul of A Song for the River. Every summer since 2002, Connors has been perched in a tower 50 feet above the Gila Wilderness, watching for fire. His first book, Fire Season (30,000 sold), recounted the deep lessons learned about mountains, wilderness, fire, and solitude. A Song for the River, its sequel, updates and deepens the story: the mountain he loves goes up in flames; a lookout on another mountain whom he has come to love as brother dies in a freak accident; and three high school students he admires die tragically in an airplane crash while researching the wilderness and the wild river they wish to save. Connors channels their voices in a praise song of great urgency and makes a plea to save a vital piece of our natural and cultural heritage: the wild Gila River, whose waters are threatened by a potential dam.

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