A novel about Vivian, a young Irish girl sent by rail from a New York City tenement to Minnesota in the early 1900s. She was one of thousands of abandoned children sent to live with rural families for a better life. But not all ended up in loving homes.
Water went from being a free natural resource to one of the most successful products of the last century. The story of why that happened and how the daily choices we make about water affect our future and that of others around the world.
- Joseph Doss President, International Bottled Water Association
- Peter Gleick President, the Pacific Institute in Oakland California. Recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship for his work on water issues.
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