Up River: A Novel of Attempted Restoration George Ivey

ISBN: 9781457500596

Published: January 13th 2011

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304 pages


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Up River: A Novel of Attempted Restoration  by  George Ivey

Up River: A Novel of Attempted Restoration by George Ivey
January 13th 2011 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 304 pages | ISBN: 9781457500596 | 6.51 Mb

Up River shows what it is like to go against the stream in a good cause. George Ivey gives us a fascinating story, filled with folks friendly and threatening, cheery and cranky. The subjects this fast-paced novel addresses are as important as theyMoreUp River shows what it is like to go against the stream in a good cause. George Ivey gives us a fascinating story, filled with folks friendly and threatening, cheery and cranky. The subjects this fast-paced novel addresses are as important as they are plentiful. Everyone who has ever been a stranger in a new place will sympathize with Peter Bailey- everyone who has tried to beat long odds will cheer for him.

And anyone who reads Up River will learn how perilous is the balance of nature-and human nature. Entrancing. - Fred Chappell, author of Brighten the Corner Where You AreIvey captures both the aspirations and real-world challenges facing conservationists.

This book gives direction to the worlds future change agents. - Phillip Ray Gibson, Environmental Leadership Center, Warren Wilson College- former French Broad RiverkeeperThough the Akwanee [River] -- and the town of Walnut Flats -- are both fictional, Iveys account of Peter Baileys struggles to gain a foothold in this mountain community, to win the trust of some of its people, and to carry out his mission in regard to the river ring true as a bell.

...Up River offers us an excellent lesson in both the reasons we should care more for our rivers and our wilderness areas, and in the human difficulties that beset that caretaking. Highly recommended. - Jeff Minick, Reading Room Columnist, Smoky Mountain News (November 4, 2009)Christmas list starters: These books make great gifts, including for yourself - Up River is one of five books featured in the article.

-- Rob Neufeld, book reviewer and columnist forAsheville Citizen-Times (November 22, 2009)...a fascinating look at the complexities of environmental work in a community. - Susan Lefler, In deep: Authors first novel weaves a story of conservation and community, Smoky Mountain Living magazine, Spring 2010



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