Sarahlee Lawrence

Thursday, February 10
Taylor Auditorium in Marsh Hall
This reading is free and open to the public

As a girl growing up in remote central Oregon, Sarahlee Lawrence dreamed of leaving her small town in search of adventure. By the age of twenty-one, she had rafted some of the most dangerous rivers of the world as an accomplished river guide. But living her dream as guide and advocate, riding and cleaning the arteries of the world, led her back to the place she least expected to find herself–her dusty  beginnings and her family’s ranch. River House, published by Tin House Books, is the beautiful chronicle of a daughter’s return, her relationship with her father, who helps her build a log house by hand when she is 23, and her attempt to live a more sustainable life.  Lawrence now has an organic farm next to her house.

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