When Water Was Everywhere
by Barbara Crane
Paperback ISBN – 978-0-9972609-0-8
Ebook ISBN – 978-0-9972609-1-5
Retail price $18.00
Published by Lagoon House Press, 2016
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Once upon a time in Los Angeles, water was everywhere—in rivers that rendered
the vast plain a marsh; in underground streams that provided an abundance of water
for people, cattle and crops. This is the lush landscape that serves as a backdrop to
When Water Was Everywhere. As the story unfolds, Barbara Crane’s precise and lyrical prose,
and her deft interweaving of historical fact and human drama, make for the richest of
fictional tapestries — both epic and intimate in scale, infused with a sense of loss,
but also with hard-won hope and the possibility of redemption.
Here is the early Los Angeles basin before the American conquest, a portrait of the land and the people painted in brilliant colors … showing the emotions, environment and manmade objects woven carefully and accurately into a tense and very readable novel.
Steve Iverson, Historical Curator (Ret.)
Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site, Long Beach, CA
Barbara Crane is a novelist, journalist and teacher. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Sun magazine and other publications. Her first novel, The Oldest Things in the World, won the Silver Medal award from ForeWord magazine. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in history and English. Barbara lives in Long Beach, California with her husband and family.