A Story of Love, Murder and the Woman Who Tried to Save Lake Naivasha, Kenya


Wildflower: An Extraordinary Life and An Untimely Death in Africa is a book I couldnt have imagined in the beginning of my research: the story of a brave and fearless woman who stood up for what she believed in at whatever cost that stand entailed.

--Mark Seal


Sweeping and atmospheric Seal's effort is a seamless story redolent with adventure, passion and heartbreak; its beauty nearly eclipses the tragedy of Root's untimelyand unsolveddeath in 2006.

Publishers Weekly


Zesty biography of wildlife documentarian and conservationist Joan Root Transports readers into the midst of an incandescent, doomed life.

Kirkus Reviews