Where the Rivers Meet is a young adult novel by educator Don Sawyer. Set in the small town environment of British Columbia, the story revolves around a Native teenager, Nancy Antoine. She lives on a reserve just outside the town where she attends high school. A railway bridge over a treacherous river gorge links the town and reserve communities. The river and the environment figure prominently in the narrative. The author explores the daily prejudices endured by the Native students through the eyes of Nancy as she witnesses first hand the social disintegration of her community. She longs to leave all her troubles behind and the suicide of a close male friend forces her into action. Her father, who is struggling with alcoholism, suggests that she visit an older woman for advice. Hesitantly, Nancy brings herself to visit the isolated cabin where the woman lives. Drawing on her Shuswap cultural heritage, the Elder sends Nancy on her personal vision quest. Through the Elder's teachings, Nancy regains her voice and returns to school. With a return to her culture, Nancy sees her world in a positive light and finds strength in her traditions. The author handles the mature themes of rape, suicide, and racism with a matter-of-fact approach. Recommended as a novel for young adults and adult learners.