The River

The River

Book - 2019
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Wynn and Jack have been best friends since freshman orientation, bonded by their shared love of mountains, books, and fishing. Wynn is a gentle giant, a Vermont kid never happier than when his feet are in the water. Jack is more rugged, raised on a ranch in Colorado where sleeping under the stars and cooking on a fire came as naturally to him as breathing. When they decide to canoe the Maskwa River in northern Canada, they anticipate long days of leisurely paddles and picking blueberries and nights of stargazing and reading paperback Westerns. But a wildfire making its way across the forest adds unexpected urgency to the journey. When they hear a man and woman arguing on the fog-shrouded riverbank and decide to warn them about the fire, their search for the pair turns up nothing and no one. But: The next day a man appears on the river, paddling alone. Is this the man they heard? And, if he is, where is the woman?
Publisher: London :, Weidenfeld & Nicolson,, 2019.
ISBN: 9781474612074
Characteristics: 253 pages : map ; 24 cm.


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ArapahoeChristineS Mar 17, 2019

A fantastic adventure, survival story. The pace was steady, ramping up towards the end, and writing was descriptive and engaging. I was absorbed in the scenery and the friendship of these buddies, and there were a couple of surprises. I will definitely check out some of this authors other works.

Mar 08, 2019

A good outdoor adventure novel for nature lovers. 2 college buddies take a semester off school to go on a long canoe trip in the Canadian wilderness. It’s starts off idealistic, but then a wildfire has them paddling for their lives and a madman is trying to kill them. This sounds like an edge of your seat thriller but it’s actually slower paced and very descriptive. Beautiful descriptions of the surroundings as they canoe through the Canadian wilderness, descriptions of their thoughts while paddling, descriptions of their pasts that helped shape them into who they are today. Loved the strong friendship between Jack and Wynn. Very much alike but also some key differences that set them apart. I wasn’t expecting how it ended but outdoor adventure and survival stories are my favorite so I really enjoyed this.

debwalker Mar 01, 2019

When your canoe trip goes wrong...

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