Author’s last novel won the 2009 Willa Award for Contemporary Fiction and was a finalist for Utah Book Award.Backdrop for novel is the controversial Las Vegas proposal to build water pipeline in Nevada’s east desert and Utah’s west desert. Pipeline is getting national press including more than 20 articles that have appeared in the New York Times on the issue.Author and book have strong regional appeal throughout the West.Previous author acknowledgement: Willa Award for Contemporary Fiction 2009, Utah Book Award finalist, Utah Artys Award for Best Fiction 2008, Millay Colony for the Arts New York Times Company Foundation Fellow.Author has been reviewed/interviewed in the following national publications: New York Times Travel Section, Washington Post, PBS Series: The Mormons, NPR’s Radio West, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday (New York, New Orleans Times-Picayune, New West Magazine, Salt Lake Tribune, Tucson Citizen, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Booklist, and Publisher’s Weekly.