NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW: "Mr. Chapple has surely found what we all look for: the great good place, where there are good people, constancy...a sense of belonging and a natural beauty still unspoiled. At least this is Montana as Mr. Chapple has rediscovered it for himself, and in Kayaking the Full Moon he gathers evidence to make it ring true."
After living in San Francisco and becoming fed up with urban life like so many Americans, Steve Chapple and his family decided to return to his native Montana and kayak the length of the Yellowstone River, the longest unspoiled and undammed river in the continental United States. The tale of a journey of discovery, Kayaking the Full Moon evokes the dangers and beauty of a wild landscape, Montana's diverse--and sometimes quirky--human inhabitants, and the power and wonder that one family experiences.
WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD--"A graceful writer with a journalist's sharp eye and a heart as big as his subject Chapple...makes a fine traveling companion....Anyone who has ever been fortunate enough to lose himself in Montana's vastness will feel instantly at home between this book's covers"--HAMPTON SIDES
JOE KANE, author of Running the Amazon: "A book for every one of us who...dreams of gathering up the kids and striking out for the Last Good Place."
DAVID BROWER, Former Executive Director, the SIERRA CLUB: "A moving tribute to the legacy of wildness in the West."
TOM MCGUANE, author of CROW FAIR, THE SPORTING CLUB, MORE: "A sensitive and sensible book in search of Montana's calico soul."
BOOKLIST: "Chapple hoped for an adventure and a homecoming when he embarked on his journey. He got both, and readers will enjoy savoring the experience."