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Sarahlee Lawrence grew up in remote central Oregon and spent her days dreaming about leaving her small town for adventure. By the age of 21, Lawrence had rafted some of the world's most dangerous rivers as an accomplished river guide. But living her dream, riding and cleaning the arteries of the world, let her back to the place that she least expected to end up: her dusty beginnings and her family's ranch.
During this program, Lawrence reads from her new memoir, River House, and talks about why she wanted to build a home for herself on her family's land.
Sarahlee Lawrence was born and raised on her family's ranch near Terrebonne, Oregon. After a decade of travel and study, including earning an MS in environmental science and writing from the University of Montana, Missoula, she returned to the ranch where she now owns and operates an organic vegetable farm.
About River House, William Kittredge writes: "River House is about rediscovering family and working through the compromises involved in finding your life, the people and days you actually love. It's tough, smart, and eloquently told, a dead-on beauty. Enjoy. I surely did."
Visit Sarahlee Lawrence's Web site.
Read a review of River House in the Oregonian, written by Matt Love.
Read a review of River House at PortlandMercury.com.
You'll find River House: A Memoir by Sarahlee Lawrence at Fact & Fiction in Missoula, or at your local independent bookseller.
The Write Question is produced by Chérie Newman.
Read an interview with TWQ producer Chérie Newman on the Humanities Montana Web site.
Executive producer, Michael Marsolek.
Special thanks to Lisa Simon, David Moore, Barbara Theroux, and Kim Anderson.
This program is supported in part by Humanities Montana, enriching intellectual, cultural, and civic life for all Montanans. And by the Montana Cultural Trust.
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