Set in the Vermont countryside, Water Witches
is a tale of the clash between progress and tradition, science and magic. In the midst of a nightmarish New England drought, cynical ski industry lobbyist Scottie Winston is trying to get a large ski resort the permits it needs to tap already beleaguered rivers for snow. His wife, his little girl, and his sister-in-law -- dowsers or ""water witches"" all -- hope to stop him, however, in this gentle, comic, life-affirming novel.
Sally Eckhoff New York Newsday As welcome as rain on a parched garden.