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Eddy L. Harris
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Mississippi Solo

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The true account of a young black man's journey in quest of a lifelong dream: to canoe the length of the Mississippi River, from its source in Minnesota down to New Orleans.
Published 1991 by Rowohlt Tb (first published October 1st 1988)
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"I've never minded looking stupid and I have no fear of failure. I decided to canoe down the Mississippi River and to find out what I was made of." "Once they reach a certain age, dreamers are no longer held in high esteem."
J.J. Murray
Mississippi Solo  A River Quest by Eddy L. Harris

One of my dreams as a child was to canoe from Ontario, Canada, to New Orleans. Here's a man who makes a similar quest and learns that the journey itself is of far greater value than the destination. Simply fascinating and real.
Sarah R
I give it 3.5 stars. I found the ending quite satisfying.
Mar 15, 2009 Tina rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Tina by: Dan
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My husband bought this book after hearing the author interviewed on NPR. Since it was just laying around I read it on a business trip. The author paddles the length of the Mississippi in a canoe. Interesting reading.
I'm so tired of people not preparing for a big event/decision in their lives, doing it anyways, and then writing a book about it.
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