“women dousing water wells.”Kathy wrote this review Wednesday, January 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“More a story about the clash between big business (Vermont style - a ski resort) and environmentalists than a story about Water Witches, being another name for those who dowse for water. I was actually hoping that the story would be more about the dowsers, but really it is about Scott Winston a lawyer and lobbiest for the ski resort who is trying to push a big expansion through the when he and his daughter, a 9 year old, but already very talented dowser see a family of catamounts on the mountain that the expansion is planned for. The rest of the story talks about how Scott is changed by what he sees and what he feels he has to do about it.
There was some amusing dialogue, and the writing was very smooth, and overall it was a very pleasant read.”
“I enjoyed this novel. I have always been fascinated by the idea of people who can dowse for water. My own father hired a water witcher to find his water when drilling a well in their rural home in Nevada after my parents retired. I liked the relationships between the characters in the story. It certainly isn't top-notch literature, but a nice summer read. 3 1/2 stars”Maryquilter wrote this review Sunday, July 15, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“never finished....that's how bad i thought it was. i usually like Chris Bohjalian, but not this one”Susan C wrote this review Monday, July 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Enjoyable book on dowsers and dowsing. Great community story. Really enjoyable read”Nan B wrote this review Tuesday, May 22, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Couldn't finish it.”LizzieLizard wrote this review Friday, March 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“read April 2005”Judy H wrote this review Tuesday, September 13, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was not like other Bohjalian books that I have read. I expected there to be some strange plot twist late in the book that took me by surprise, but there wasn't.
The story is about a man who is married into a long family line of dowsers, and a ski resort in Vermont.
“I couldn't finish it. :(”Mackinzee E wrote this review Wednesday, June 22, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No