California Sunday Magazine presents Mark Arax, in conversation with Kit Rachlis, discussing and signing The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California

Mark Arax in conversation with Kit Rachlis, Thursday June 13th at 7pm

Sponsored by Vroman’s Bookstore and Journal of Alta California. Presented by The California Sunday Magazine.

Journalist and memoirist Mark Arax delves the history of his native California’s use, overconsumption, and mismanagement of water. Starting from 1769, Arax’s book details the transformation of California’s modest farms to leading agricultural businesses. He spotlights state’s biggest landowners as well as the thousands of Native American laborers who died cultivating the farms.

Kit Rachlis is Senior Editor, The California Sunday Magazine

The California Sunday Magazine publishes ambitious features and cinematic photography from across California, the West, Asia, and Latin America for a national audience. The magazine appears online at www. and in print, delivered with select Sunday editions of the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle, as well as by mail to subscribers. Launched at the end of 2014, California Sunday has been a finalist for 13 National Magazine Awards, including General Excellence and Magazine of the Year, and has won three — twice for Photography, in 2016 and 2017, making it the first magazine to win two years in a row in nearly three decades. In 2018, the Society of Publication Designers named California SundayMagazine of the Year. The California Sunday Magazine is published by Pop-Up Magazine Productions, creators of Pop-Up Magazine, the popular touring live-magazine performance.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.


Event date: 
Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California By Mark Arax Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101875209
Published: Knopf - May 21st, 2019