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The River Queen: A Memoir

     by Morris, Mary

The River Queen: A Memoir

At a crossroads in her life after her father's death, Mary Morris decided to return to her Midwestern roots for a journey down the Mississippi River. She hired a houseboat captain and his first mate to guide her down the river. Along the way she experienced exciting adventures and met fascinating characters, while sorting through the memories of a complicated relationship with her father. 

Morris tells a compelling story, interweaving her father's stories of life on the river with her own contemporary experiences. Through the story she grows in her knowledge of navigating the river and begins to heal from the loss of her father. This is an excellent read for anyone traveling to the Upper Mississippi River region or someone who dreams of a journey down the Mississippi.

Reviewed by ld, 4/08. Other reviews by ld.