Let Them Paddle: Coming of Age on the Water

Let Them Paddle Coming of Age on the Water A beautifully woven travel narrative describing the river adventures undertaken by Alan Kesselheim s family to recognize and celebrate the coming of age of each of his three children The rivers paddle

  • Title: Let Them Paddle: Coming of Age on the Water
  • Author: Alan S. Kesselheim
  • ISBN: 9781555913519
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Paperback
  • A beautifully woven travel narrative describing the river adventures undertaken by Alan Kesselheim s family to recognize and celebrate the coming of age of each of his three children The rivers paddled include the Kazan River in Nunavut, Canada, the Yellowstone River in Montana, and the Rio Grande in Texas and Mexico.

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    1. In middle age the notion of doing what you love and then figuring out how to make a living at it gets ever more attractive. I cringe at the notion of my old business buddies calling and asking how my new publishing biz is going. They listen politely and if feeling dismissive say it sounds more like an expensive hobby and if expansive that it must be a labor of love. It is about the land for me, and I do love it. And I do intend to make it into a business.Al Kesselheim is making a living as an av [...]

    2. Alan Kesselheim is one of my favorite contemporary writers, a fact not diminished by his also being a friend here in Bozeman. Alan's writes in beautiful, tight prose. His powers of observation and reflection reveal great insight, whether applied to the natural world or the human condition. Alan's (and family's) love of all things wild and all things canoe pulsates off the pages of the book. LET THEM PADDLE speaks to coming of age trips for each of Al and Marypat's three kids, a type of celebrati [...]

    3. absolutely enjoyed this read so much- loved all the family, loved the humor and the sharing of a truly special family- would love to know where the kids are now as they are grown ups and how Mary Pat and Al are doing- this story makes you feel a part of the family and a part of the great canoeing adventures they had-thank you, Al, for a truly special book- Johanna Rase, Deer Lodge, Montana

    4. What a great story of a family rooted to the earth and "real" experience, even in today's world. Al and Marypat raise their 3 children to be independent, adventurous and curious. Each child spent part of their womb time on a river, and as they come of age, they return to those rivers to acknowledge their roots. A great read on living by your own wits, skill and experience.

    5. This is a great (and true) story of a family that finds time to spend some real quality time together. It tells the story of this couple from dating through the coming of age of each of their three children. It is well written, with journal notes from various family members, to start each chapter.

    6. I thought this book was great. I didn't know what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised. Wish all kids in America had this kind of opportunity.

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