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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0684826127, Paperback)Set in the Vermont countryside, Water Witches is a tale of the clash between progress and tradition, science and magic. In the midst of a nightmarish New England drought, cynical ski industry lobbyist Scottie Winston is trying to get a large ski resort the permits it needs to tap already beleaguered rivers for snow. His wife, his little girl, and his sister-in-law -- dowsers or "water witches" all -- hope to stop him, however, in this gentle, comic, life-affirming novel.
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A conflict between a ski resort attempting to expand and environmentalists wanting to preserve a mountain for nature. The setting is Vermont, the protagonist, a lawyer hired by the ski resort to handle their case. As the novel progresses he becomes convinced of the validity of the opposition's cause. By the author of Past the Bleachers.