“[Engelhard’s] poetic descriptions of wet canyons, ancient pictographs, and sandstone cliffs grace every page, along with the Navajo and Hopi mythology that explains how this unique geography was formed. . . . Compelling and thought-provoking.”—Booklist
“Rummaging around in a brain packed with natural history factoids, ethnobotanical lore, Indian myths and political history, [Engelhard] unloads a writerly cache stirred by memory and spiked with passion.”—Los Angeles Times
“The finest Abbey-inspired prose I’ve encountered since Ed himself. This man is a talented and unaffected writer, an experienced wilderness wanderer and something of a sage—just the gust of fresh air our stagnant nature/travel genre so desperately needs right now.”—David Petersen, author of Heartsblood and On the Wild Edge: In Search of a Natural Life.
“A superb addition to the literature of a place that has inspired a rich tradition of American nature writing. Engelhard mixes natural history, anthropology, legend, and myth into his own gritty and sometimes amusing travels through canyons and down rivers.”—Jack Turner, author of Travels in the Greater Yellowstone
“Where the Rain Children Sleep takes us on one of the best jaunts into the slickrock wilderness in decades. There are no mincing steps on this stark journey: These taut essays run strong and clear through these hidden canyons with just the right mix of outrage and reverence.”—Doug Peacock, author of In the Presence of Grizzlies: The Ancient Bond between Men and Bears
"The Colorado Plateau is a place to explore and, figuratively, get lost in. Where the Rain Children Sleep is a good book for exploring the plateau, where one explores the plateau only in the book or takes the book along on one's journeys there."—Tom Wylie, Bloomsbury Review