A River Out Of Eden
Doubleday, May 2001, 24.95, 364 pp.
Perhaps her plight is that of most Americans as her heritage (as a half-Chinook Indian) battles with her professional life working as a Corps of Engineer marine biologist on the Columbia River. Francine Smohalla cares about both of her worlds even if the divergence leaves her with inner turmoil. She knows the dams built by the Corps have destroyed the life of her people and she realizes t...