Winner: Southern California Booksellers Association Award, November 2002.

Joan Didion, Author of Political Fictions, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The White Album, Salvador, and Play It As it Lays: A Novel"Nobody knows Los Angeles without knowing its river—this wonderful book goes straight to the spirit of the place."

Ray Bradbury, Author of Fahrenheit 451 "Patt Morrison writes so well she proves there is water in the L.A River 425 days a year. She proves it by jumping in and swimming from San Fernando to Ballona Creek. An Olympic champ!"

Mike Davis, Author of City of Quartz and Ecology of Fear "A wonderfully witty and affectionate celebration of that Mother of the Waters: the Rio Porciuncula."

Craig Childs for The Los Angeles Times Book Review, September 9, 2001 Morrison, Lamonica and Inouye are all together more like a river recreating a river, with its myriad eddies, rapids and dry spells woven seamlessly together. More information regarding Rio now located on further pages of our site.