The Persistence of Rivers (Paperback)
An Essay on Moving Water
Burrow Press, 9781941681831, 76pp.
Publication Date: April 25, 2017
Alison Townsend shapes the memories within this book like the meditative and meandering rivers that inspired them. The Persistence of Rivers evokes the naturalism of Thoreau and Dillard, yet Townsend's prose remains masterfully singular in its subject, lyricism, and poignancy. Spanning decades from the 1950s to the present, the book considers the impact of rivers at pivotal moments in Townsend's life, examining issues of landscape, loss, memory, healing, and the search for home.