Three Months After A Family Vacation In Costa Rica Ends In Tragedy When Two Fellow Rafters Die On The Flooded Rio Reventaz N, John Lane Sets Out With Friends From His Own Backyard In Upcountry South Carolina To Calm His Nerves And To Paddle To The SeaLike Huck Finn, Lane Sees A River Journey As A Portal To Change, But Unlike Twain S Character, Lane Isn T Escaping He S Getting Intimate With The River That Flows Right Past His Home In The Spartanburg Suburbs Lane S Three Hundred Mile Float Trip Takes Him Down The Broad River And Into Lake Marion Before Continuing Down The Santee River Along The Way Lane Recounts Local History And Spars With Streamside Literary Presences Such AsMind Of The South Author W J Cash Henry Savage, Author Of The Rivers Of America Series Volume On The Santee Novelist And Pulitzer Prize Winner Julia Peterkin Early Explorer John Lawson And Poet And Outdoor Writer Archibald Rutledge Lane Ponders The Sites Of Old Cotton Mills Abandoned Locks, Canals, And Bridges Ghost Towns Fallen Into Decay A Century Before Indian Mounds American Revolutionary And Civil War Battle Sites Nuclear Power Plants And Boat Landings Along The Way He Encounters A Cast Of Characters Twain Himself Would Envy Perplexed Fishermen, Catfish Clean Ers, River Rats, And A Trio Of Drug Addled Drifters On A Lonely Boat Dock A Day S Paddle From The SeaBy The Time Lane And His Companions Finally Approach The Ocean About Forty Miles North Of Charleston They Have To Fight The Tide And Set A Furious Pace Through It All, Paddle Stroke By Paddle Stroke, Lane Is Reminded Why Life And Rivers Have Always Been Wedded Together
Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name. John Lane teaches environmental studies at Wofford College where he also directs the Goodall Center for Environmental Studies His latest prose book is MY PADDLE TO THE SEA, to be published in November 2011 by The University of Georgia Press Other recent prose books include THE BEST OF THE KUDZU TELEGRAPH Hub City Writers Project, 2008 and CIRCLING HOME University of Georgia Press, 2007 His ABANDONED QUARRY NEW SELECTED POEMS was published by Mercer University Press in 2011.
- 224 pages
- My Paddle to the Sea: Eleven Days on the River of the Carolinas
- John Lane
- 05 May 2018 John Lane