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Western Lit: ‘The Dreamt Land’ Looks at California’s History to Understand the Current Water Crisis

My mother grew up on a tiny farm on the outskirts of Bakersfield in the 1960s. When I was little, she told me stories about the Basques who sheared their sheep, and a childhood spent wandering among the family’s fruit and nut trees. It was a bucolic picture of California’s Central Valley—the type of picturesque […]