The Resource My paddle to the sea, Eleven Days on the River of the Carolinas, John Lane, (electronic resource)

My paddle to the sea, Eleven Days on the River of the Carolinas, John Lane, (electronic resource)

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My paddle to the sea, Eleven Days on the River of the Carolinas
Title
My paddle to the sea
Title number
Eleven Days on the River of the Carolinas
Statement of responsibility
John Lane
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Language
eng
Summary
"In an age that values faster and faster travel, Lane's river memoir affirms the great value of floating and observing."-Booklist Three months after a family vacation in Costa Rica ends in tragedy when two fellow rafters die on the flooded Rio Reventazón, John Lane sets out with friends from his own backyard in upcountry South Carolina to calm his nerves and to paddle to the sea. Like 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 as Mind 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 clean­ers, river rats, and a trio of drug-addled drifters on a lonely boat dock a day's paddle from the sea. By 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
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Midwest
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Lane, John
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Canoeing
  • South - South Atlantic
  • Rivers
  • Adventure
  • Essays & Travelogues
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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My paddle to the sea, Eleven Days on the River of the Carolinas, John Lane, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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text
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Isbn
9780820341316
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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13649779
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MWT13649779
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
My paddle to the sea, Eleven Days on the River of the Carolinas, John Lane, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780820341316
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13649779
Publisher number
MWT13649779
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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