In A RIVER RUNS UNDER IT: 40 YEARS ON A HOUSEBOAT IN OREGON, Andrea Carlisle looks back at how she came to find her place in a floating home outside of Portland. Although she originally thought she’d reside in a moorage for a few years at most, the author fell in love with the neighborhood and the natural world around her. She found herself staying on despite hardships and inconveniences, including a family of beavers living in her basement. The book contains a glossary of houseboat terminology with funny or poignant anecdotes helping to define each term. Photos of houseboat life, including bird and animal life, are sprinkled throughout the text.


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