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"Wallace Stegner wrote: 'No place, not even a wild place, is a place until it has had that human attention that at its highest reach we call poetry.' In this fortunate pairing of place and poet, we learn about Utah’s Provo River—a paradox of wildness and extinction, pioneering and restoration. We learn that the river is embedded in community—Mormon community—a fact inseparable from the place. And we learn about the poet who attends to this river, a man who turns out to be an insightful scholar, an exuberant fly fisherman, a devout pilgrim, and an expansive guide as these home waters descend from the High Uintas through defining stories of family and identity, to pour down the Jordan River to the Great Salt Lake."—Stephen Trimble, author of Bargaining for Eden: The Fight for the Last Open Spaces in America
"With his poetic writing, Home Waters…is an enjoyable read and is a must-have for any spectator of nature."—Utah Historical Quarterly
"BYU professor of humanities and comparative literature George B. Handley offers an invigorating draft of mountain waters for nature and gospel lovers.... You'll enjoy this masterful book, which is destined to become a classic in Latter-day Saints studies."—BYU Magazine
A beautiful reflection on the elements that sustain us interwoven with personal musings on a religious life, family relationships, and seeking meaning. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kara
A good book with BEAUTIFUL imagery and writing style analyzing our responsibilities towards and relationship with nature in a honest yet optimistic way.Published 24 months ago by B. H. S.
This book inspires a greater respect for the world in which we live.
The author is generous with personal experiences and reflections that bring it to life.
I heard good things about Home Waters, but I will admit, I was a bit skeptical going in. I really do not like the outdoors. Read morePublished on November 20, 2012 by Kirk Caudle
Reading this book was such a rewarding experience. Amazing that this author could write about the ecology of the Provo River environment, the beauty as well as his fears for these... Read morePublished on February 1, 2012 by Darrell Peck
George Handley is a very talented writer. I found Home Waters to be interesting and enjoyable despite the fact that I am not a tree hugger/environmentalist. Read morePublished on April 12, 2011 by Garrett Hardy