Hats Off! to John Manuel whose novel The Lower Canyons has just been published by Atmosphere Press. In this literary adventure, a river guide, a mother and daughter, a Honduran refugee, and a vigilante converge on the Rio Grande in the Big Bend of Texas. Author Kyle McCord says, "The Lower Canyons has all the excitement of Deliverance with twice the heart." The book is available in paperback and e-book versions through online outlets and many bookstores.