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Publisher's Summary

Amos Kincaid is the son of a dowser - a person gifted in knowing how to find water deep in the ground. As a young person, Amos doesnt reveal his gift to others; hes not sure he wants the burden. But through his experiences growing up and crossing the Oregon Trail, Amos learns about lifes harsh realities, especially the pain in losing loved ones. As he cares for those around him, Amos comes to accept his dowsing fate.
This epic novel is a fascinating period piece about the westward expansion and one man's destiny as he searches for love and family.
©2010 Kimberly Willis Holt (P)2010 Listening Library
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By William on 07-26-10

A WONDERFUL SURPRISE

Ms. Holt has a winner with this one! I've not called a book beautiful before, but that word fits this story. It's a beautiful blend of human character study, laugh-out-loud humor, grim life in pre-civil war America, and just a great idea! It's also a good reminder that all western life was not blazing guns, and Indian fighting. Wonderful!

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By Andrea on 12-23-12

Storytelling for those who love it

This is a story of a boy. I love stories, things that are told as though they were something that I listened to from my family, and this meets that criteria. This is a good, old fashioned story of a boy's life and growing up in America. It reminds me of Mark Twain in some aspects, as it does not dwell upon the down trodden side of life, but it does not eliminate it either.

If you like simple, southern stories then you will truly enjoy The Water Seeker.

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