Video – National Book Awards Finalist Reading

2009 National Book Award Finalist, Nonfiction

In a voice that is lyrical, probing, wise and vulnerable, David M. Carroll’s Following the Water finds a place in the exalted tradition of American nature writing that includes such classics as Walden, Silent Spring, and Sand County Almanac. The deep intimacy with the natural world that Carroll evokes in his literary chronicle of wandering familiar wetlands of his native New Hampshire takes on startling poignancy as it becomes evident how encroaching urban development threatens that world and the magical bonds to it nurtured by this extraordinary writer.

— National Book Foundation

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