Watershed has arrived at Shelf Life Books!

1302 – 4th Street SW Calgary AB
(Open in Google Maps)

Also available for pre-order on Amazon

Join Doreen this spring as she launches Watershed

Calgary (Virtual Launch)...

Date: Sunday, April 26, 2020

Time: 2 pm

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 654 323 533

Warburg, AB... (Postponed due to COVID-19)

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2020

Place: Warburg Seniors Centre (5020 52 Street)

Time: 12 pm (lunch served)

RSVP: dvanderstoop@gmail.com

Edmonton...(Postponed due to COVID-19)

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2020

Place: Audreys Books (10702 Jasper Avenue)

Time: 2 pm

High River, AB...(Postponed due to COVID-19)

Date: Friday, May 8

Place: High River Library (909 1 St SW)

Time: 4 pm

Pincher Creek, AB...(Postponed due to COVID-19)

Date: Saturday, May 9

Place: Allied Arts Council (696 Kettles Street)

Time: 2 pm

Red Deer, AB...(Postponed due to COVID-19)

Date: Friday, June 19

Place: Sunworks Living (4913 Gaetz Ave)

Time: 7 pm

It is 2058, and the glaciers are gone. A catastrophic drought has hit the prairies. Willa Van Bruggen is desperately trying to keep her family goat farm afloat, hoping against hope that the new water pipeline arrives before the bill collectors do.

Willa’s son, Daniel, goes to work for the pipeline corporation instead of returning to help the family business. When Daniel reveals long-concealed secrets about his grandfather’s death, Willa’s world truly shatters. She’s losing everything she values most: her farm, her son, her understanding of the past
— and even her grip on reality itself.

Vividly illustrating the human cost of climate change, Watershed is a page-turner of a novel about forgiveness, adaptation, and family bonds.

Praise for Watershed...

“I absolutely adored Watershed!”                                           JEN SLOANE, Brampton Library

“Doreen Vanderstoop takes us into a future that feels more likely every day. The Van Bruggen family could be any of us, forced to adapt to a rapidly changing world. Watershed is a timely, beautifully rendered and prescient work.”
     ANN ERIKSSON author of The Performance

“Riveting... Watershed is the best kind of futuristic fiction, the kind that becomes grass-roots reality as we read.”
     WAYNE GRADY author of Up From Freedom

“Vanderstoop’s dystopian novel marries love of place, the power of human relationships and the hard reality of climate change.”
     KEVIN VAN TIGHEM author of Our Place

“This is us with just a few more decades on the Doomsday Clock. A future too well imagined, too likeable and plausible, to disown.”
     FRED STENSON author of Who by Fire