Book Yak on a Kayak
Russell Library and the Middletown Park and Rec are partnering for a one of a kind book discussion. Meet us at Crystal lake in Middletown to discuss 'The River,' by Peter Heller aboard kayaks or canoe. https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2686&Q=382696
244 Livingston Road, Middletown, CT
Registration is required for all paddlers. Participants may bring their own paddle craft/personal floatation device.
A limited number of kayaks/ canoes are available. To reserve one please e-mail Christy Billings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please arrive by 9:45AM. We will leave the dock promptly at 10AM. Rain cancels the event.
A big thank you to the Middletown Park and Rec, for partnering with us for this unique book discussion.
"This is the story of two college friends on a wilderness canoe trip--a gripping tale of a friendship tested by fire, whitewater, starvation, and brutality.
Wynn and Jack have been best friends since freshman orientation, bonded by their shared love of mountains, books, and fishing. When they decide to canoe the Maskwa River in Northern Canada, they anticipate long days of leisurely paddles and picking blueberries, and nights of stargazing and paperback western novels. But a wildfire making its way across the forest adds unexpected urgency to the journey. When they hear a man and woman arguing on the fog-shrouded riverbank and decide to warn them about the fire, their search for the pair turns up nothing and no one. But: the next day a man appears on the river, paddling alone. Is this the man they heard? And if he is, where is the woman? From this charged beginning, master storyteller Peter Heller, unspools a head-long, heart-pounding story of desperate wilderness survival."
- Friday, August 16, 2019
- 10:00am - 11:30am
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