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The River 
By Peter Heller 

Wynn and Jack have been best friends since freshman orientation, bonded by their shared love of mountains, books, and fishing. Wynn is a gentle giant, a Vermont kid never happier than when his feet are in the water. Jack is more rugged, raised on a ranch in Colorado where sleeping under the stars and cooking on a fire came as naturally to him as breathing. When they decide to canoe the Maskwa River in northern Canada, they anticipate long days of leisurely paddling and picking blueberries, and nights of stargazing and reading paperback Westerns. 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 headlong, heart-pounding story of desperate wilderness survival.” 
From the publisher’s notes 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 16; 11:45 A.M. TO 1:15 P.M. 

Mara Hall, Lifelong Learning coordinator, will lead the discussion. 
Location: Advanced Sciences Bldg., Wells Fargo Room, L110, Entrance 14 or 15, Parking Lot 4 or 5 
Fee: $10 (includes lunch) / Max: 25
Lifelong Learning membership not required 
Course #20/FY-CPDV-2208-04


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