Thursday, November 22, 2012

Anything Worth Doing

My niece wrote this! Her fourth book has received great reviews on Amazon and was a 2012 Outdoor Book Award Winner.  Well Done, lass.
Credit: Jo Deurbrouck

You can read the preface for free here.
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My niece Jo Deurbrouck
***Please Note, Corrected location***
See Jo Deurbouck in person Thursday Night.
A literary evening for river and adventure lovers:  Thursday November 29, 7 pm, Ravenna Third Place Books, Seattle.     Third Place Books, Lake City

Award winning outdoor writer and recovering raft guide Jo Deurbrouck has been thinking about rivers much of her life. Come hear what she has learned from wild water, and let her transport you onto lovely rivers and big adventures. 
"Anything Worth Doing," recipient of a 2012 National Outdoor Book Award, concerns the storyworthy lives of two raft guides who decide that "anything worth doing is worth overdoing," and spend ten years trying to prove it on the loveliest rivers in the West. Their adventures evolve from idyllic to (arguably) strange to tragic. 

The book has been praised by a range of literary voices, including David James Duncan and Pulitzer finalist Kim Barnes, novelists who don't usually advocate for adventure titles.  Barnes described the book as "... a true drama whose characters will break your heart with their dreams, courage, vulnerability, and absolute determination to live life on their own terms, no matter the cost.”

Back when the men in this book,  Clancy Reece and Jon Barker, were doing their thing, a few newspapers and magazines wrote about them. But most of their story hasn't been told until now. It deserves to be. These aren't the guys who summit Mount Everest once and mark it off their bucket list. They're the guys who live and fiercely defend their dream, year after year.

Deurbrouck worked as a raft guide on a Who’s Who of world-class Idaho and Oregon rivers for 12 seasons. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Creative Nonfiction, Paddler Magazine and others.
Third Place Books
Thursday Night 7 PM 11/29/12
Lake Forest Park
Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
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1 comment:

  1. Hey, sorry! I gave you bad information (Seattle geography confuses me!) The reading is at the Lake Forest Park location, called simply "Third Place Books." The rest of the information is correct: November 29, 7 p.m.

    Nonfiction writer fails to adequately fact check the address of her reading...doh!