River Time

River Time

by Janet Lembke
     
 

River Time is a brilliant account of life on the banks of North Carolina's Lower Neuse River, of the people who live there, and of a way of living in step with the rhythms of the natural world that has all but disappeared today - rhythms replete with fill nets, crab pots, fickle winds, and resourceful neighbors.See more details below

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River Time is a brilliant account of life on the banks of North Carolina's Lower Neuse River, of the people who live there, and of a way of living in step with the rhythms of the natural world that has all but disappeared today - rhythms replete with fill nets, crab pots, fickle winds, and resourceful neighbors.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A road map of North Carolina shows the Neuse River flowing into the southern end of Pamlico Sound. Lambke and her husband ``Chief'' live on the shore of this tidal estuary, at a point where it is five miles wide. Theirs is a geographically isolated rural community, 12 twisty miles on a narrow road from the nearest highway (and a mom-and-pop grocery store), 20 miles from New Bern. Residents have all the appurtenances of modern living, but the ambience is last-century frontier. Lambke's utterly charming portrait of life on the river introduces us to neighbors, permanent and weekenders, and takes us on bird walks and fishing expeditions. The gentle rhythm of life on the river is broken only by major storms (the Lembkes stayed with neighbors inland during Hurricane Gloria). The author, a teacher and translator of Greek and Roman classics, tells how she found herself in this backwater, courtesy of a middle-age romance, reminiscent of Edith Iglauer's Fishing with John . Lamkbe promises and delivers a sense of serenity and contentment. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558210356
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1989
Pages:
192

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