Eternal on the Water

Eternal on the Water

Book - 2010
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Cobb, a devoted teacher and nature-lover, takes a sabbatical from his New England boys prep school seeking to experience what Henry David Thoreau and the transcendentalists did in the early nineteenth century. Kayaking to the last known spot where the American writer and philosopher camped four years before he died, he encounters the beautiful free-spirited Mary. Also a teacher, avid bird-watcher, and deft adventurist, Mary is flirtatious and beguiling, and the two soon become inseparable. Mary is like no one Cobb has ever met before, but he gets the feeling that she is harboring a secret. Eventually she shares her fears with Cobb--that she may be carrying the gene for a devastating, incurable illness that runs in her family. Finding strength in their commitment to one another, the two embark on a journey that is filled with joy, anguish, hope, and most importantly, unending love.

Set against the sweeping natural backdrops of Maine's rugged backcountry, the exotic islands of Indonesia, scenic Yellowstone National Park, and rural New England, Tender River is a timeless and poignant love story that will captivate readers everywhere.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, c2010.
ISBN: 9781439168332
Characteristics: 359 p. ;,21 cm.

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ontherideau Aug 21, 2013

A sweet love story.
"Remember the love of every day's most quiet need. Love by sun and candle-light. Be Kind. Stand for each other."

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Aug 09, 2012

This is one of teh best books I have read in a long while. It is the story of a chance meeting between two kayakers which changes their lives forever. A simple love story that will capture your heart. Strong heartfelt characters that you will remember. I highly recommend this read.

samdog123 Feb 14, 2012

This was my book club's Valentine's pick for February. I've never read any books by this author and thought it might be another sappy title similar to Nicholas Sparks. I was wrong. This is a well written love story that will touch your heart. I loved the characters throughout the entire book. The recurring words "eternal on the water" take on a wonderful meaning. If you read Lisa Genova's titles, you will enjoy this one, and it's much better writing too.

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