Weaving Water is a novel about otters, healing a human
heart, and finding hope for an Earth imperiled by environmental destruction.
Ecologist Beth Meyer has lost hope for the future of the
Earth’s wild places and the wild creatures that call them home. Still she
yearns to do something that matters.
Just days after she ventures into the Newfoundland
wilderness to study river otters, she meets her contrary neighbour, Mattie
MacKenzie, who has lived there for eighty years. Living in a world filled with
secrets and magic, Mattie confounds Beth’s scientific understanding at every
turn. Ungrounded, Beth finds herself pulled inexorably toward an affair with
Mattie’s nephew, Dan.
Beth soon discovers that there is far more to the world than
meets the Western scientific eye.
Hope, both for the Earth and for herself, lives in the heart
of the mystery that is wilderness.