At our house, we're reading Secrets of the Springs by Robin Brown and Scott Derks. Secrets... is a tasty stew of accessible science, readable history and imaginative narrative. My first glimpses of the book came as I walked a mile down the mountain on summer afternoons to sit with my friend and neighbor Scott Derks on his porch beside Joels Creek, as he read to me excerpts from what he had been writing.

I knew then it would be a different kind of history book, and sensed that Scott himself was on a journey to a different kind of writing. And that is just how it has turned out.


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