Many of us are following the tale of the spilling oil in the Gulf of Mexico, but the impact of oil on human lives goes back as long as we have been using it. Forthcoming contributor to HFR Rena Effendi spent time in Georgia, Turkey and Azerbaijan taking photographs of the people who lived along the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline for her book Pipe Dreams. The book contrasts oil company propaganda photos of the region and explores the true effects of the pipeline on the people who live near it: Their health, happiness, and prosperity. Enjoy this book and then come back to Hayden's Ferry Review in the fall for more of her groundbreaking work.