It's Always an Adventure...
Always an Adventure Virtual Book Club - "The Emerald Mile"
Time & Location
About the Event
"It's Always an Adventure" and while we still can't get out to adventure right now due to COVID-19, what we can do is read about the outdoors!
Pick up our twelfth book club pick, "The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon" by Kevin Fedarko, and join us for a virtual gathering on Thursday, August 26th, 2021 at 5:30pm Pacific Time/8:30pm Eastern Time to discuss our thoughts about the book in addition to our continued longings for our next great adventure!
Register at www.kristamuscarella.com/book-club to receive an email containing the Zoom Meeting ID and password for the book club discussion.
A copy of the book club selection, "The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon" by Kevin Fedarko, can be purchased via Amazon. Or rather, please consider supporting your local independent bookstore.
Enjoy the book! Hope to see you on Thursday, August 26th at 5:30pm Pacific Time/8:30pm Eastern Time on Zoom!
Newcomers are always welcome! Please direct questions, concerns, suggestions, and/or recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Description from Amazon:
"From one of Outside magazine’s “Literary All-Stars” comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary flood of 1983. In the spring of 1983, massive flooding along the length of the Colorado River confronted a team of engineers at the Glen Canyon Dam with an unprecedented emergency that may have resulted in the most catastrophic dam failure in history. In the midst of this crisis, the decision to launch a small wooden dory named “The Emerald Mile” at the head of the Grand Canyon, just fifteen miles downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam, seemed not just odd, but downright suicidal. The Emerald Mile, at one time slated to be destroyed, was rescued and brought back to life by Kenton Grua, the man at the oars, who intended to use this flood as a kind of hydraulic sling-shot. The goal was to nail the all-time record for the fastest boat ever propelled—by oar, by motor, or by the grace of God himself—down the entire length of the Colorado River from Lee’s Ferry to Lake Mead. Did he survive? Just barely. Now, this remarkable, epic feat unfolds here, in The Emerald Mile."