River House: A Memoir

River House: A Memoir

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An exquisite blend of memoir and nature writing, River House is one young woman's story about returning home. An exquisite blend of memoir and nature writing, River House is the story of a young woman returning home to her familya€™s ranch and building a log house with the help of her father. An avid river rafter, Sarahlee Lawrence grew up in remote central Oregon and, by the age of twenty-one, had rafted some of the most dangerous rivers of the world as an accomplished river guide. But living her dream led her back to the place she least expecteda€”her dusty beginnings and her familya€™s home. River House is a beautiful story about a daughtera€™s return and her relationship with her father, whom she enlists to help brave the cold winter and build a log house by hand. Together, they work through the harsh winter, father helping daughter every step of the way.He used Forest because he was more powerful than the old Stihl, which was made for the more refined art of notching. At twenty-two ... When the Husqvarna repair guy told me the fuel hadna#39;t been mixed right, I couldna#39;t speak. I felt like Ia#39;d foundered my good horse or poisoned my dog. Dad and I had a ritual at the tailgate of our old red truck with the five-gallon buckets full of gas and oil and saw tools.

Title:River House: A Memoir
Author:Sarahlee Lawrence
Publisher:Tin House Books - 2010-10-01


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