The Heart of a River

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Rocky Mountain Books Incorporated
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9.29 X 8.35 X 0.47 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author
Eileen Delehanty Pearkes explores landscape and the human imagination, with a focus on the history of the upper Columbia River and its tributaries. Born in the United States, educated at Stanford University (BA English) and the University of British Columbia (MA English), her work resists nationality and insists on truth. Popular online columns on the western Canadian landscape stress the need for reconciliation of people with land. She has spent over two decades working alongside the Sinixt to bring awareness to their story. In 2014 she curated an extensive exhibit on the history of the Upper Columbia River system in Canada for Touchstones Nelson museum and the Columbia Basin Trust. It details dramatic ecological and social changes in British Columbia, both before and after the Columbia River Treaty (1961-64), and won an award of excellence from the Canadian Museum Association. Eileen has published two books with RMB: The Geography of Memory: Reclaiming the Cultural, Natural, and Spiritual History of the Snayackstx (Sinixt) First People and A River Captured: The Columbia River Treaty and Catastrophic Change. A dual citizen, Eileen divides her time between California and Nelson, British Columbia.
Nichola Lytle is a professional graphic designer and illustrator living in the beautiful mountain town of Nelson, BC. Her illustrations are published with Orca Book Publishing, Thompson Books, and Rubicon Publishing. Awards for her work include the Canadian Toy Council Top 10 Books, Best Bet Award, the Ann Connor Brimer Award, and Best in Business 2014. To learn more about Nichola's work, visit