River House

River House: A Memoir - Sarahlee Lawrence River House is a beautifully written portrait of life on a central Oregon farm in the context of a young woman's struggle to bond with her father and find her place in the world. I could see the landscape through her prose, and after reading this book I want to go out there to see this place for myself. The author writes about her home in a clear, unsentimental style that evokes her connection to the land but makes no bones about the harsh life of farming in winter and the difficulties that arise from the encroaching population and its demands on the land.