Weaving Water

Author: Annamarie Beckel
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 300
Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x .5 in
Weight: 1 kg
Published: October 10, 2017
ISBN: 9781771030922

Weaving Water is a novel about otters, healing the human heart, and finding hope for an imperilled Earth.

Ecologist Beth Meyer has lost hope for the future of the Earth. Still she yearns to do something that matters. Just days after she ventures into the Newfoundland wilderness to study river otters, she meets her contrary neighbour, Mattie MacKenzie, who has lived there for eighty years. Living in a world filled with secrets and magic, Mattie confounds Beth’s scientific understanding at every turn. Ungrounded, Beth finds herself pulled inexorably toward an affair with Mattie’s nephew, Dan.

Beth soon discovers that there is far more to the world than meets the Western scientific eye. There is mystery – unknowing. Hope, both for the Earth and for herself, lives in the heart of the mystery that is wilderness.


“Beckel joins a long tradition of Canadian women authors writing about women returning to the bush to sort out some sort of crisis in their lives, and she’s a worthy addition to their ranks. Weaving Water is a quiet and introspective book that leaves the reader both satisfied with the story and glad to have been allowed to share Beth’s journey to hope . . .”

Denise Flint, Downhome Magazine

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