The Watershed Years

Released September 14, 2017

The sequel to In Open Spaces picks up with the marriage of Blake to his brother’s ex-wife Rita, who has stayed on the family ranch even though her husband disappeared for the umpteenth time. Just as Rita and Blake seem to be developing a working relationship with Blake’s younger brother Bob and his conniving wife Helen, the Arbuckle patriarch George dies under what Rita believes to be mysterious circumstances. The resulting investigation into what really happened to grandpa leads to shocking results, which leave the family in turmoil.


The Watershed Years Reviews

“Russell Rowland has given us a vivid and distinctive piece of homespun to take its proper place in the literary quilt of the West.”

– Ivan Doig, A Trip to Wisdom and This House of Sky, National Book Award finalist

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