An exquisite blend of memoir and nature writing,
River House is a young woman’s story about
returning home. 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
is the beautiful chronicle of a daughter’s return,
her relationship with her father, who helps her
build a log house by hand, and the reversal
of their desires.