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Over the next 13 days, as various decisions are second-guessed and sometimes regretted, both passengers and guides find that sometimes the most daunting adventures on a Colorado River trip have nothing to do with white-water rapids, and everything to do with reconfiguring the rocky canyons of the heart.
"Hyde applies her flair for creating fully realized characters and adds a dash of invigorating peril set in a striking landscape.... A thoughtful portrait of humanity at odds with nature." ( Kirkus Reviews)
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By Pamela Harvey on 07-23-09
Great! A Rolicking Ride.
Loved this account of multiple families on a rafting trip. Gifted writer mixes up all the personal back stories, complex family sagas, and lives of the river guides, and manages to avoid shallow soap opera.
Made me want to go on another river trip! All thumbs up!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Roy on 07-28-09
Good Summer Diversion
I generally avoid fiction, but picked up "In the Heart of the Canyon" as a change of pace this summer. Essentially, it is the story of JT Maroney who acts as a guide on a rafting trip through the Grand Canyon and how each person changes as a result of the experience.
The prose is excellent and the story will keep the casual reader's interst. The reading is just fine. It will not deepen one's understanding of the human condition, however. It is a "summer at the beach book" and better than many in that genre.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful