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Eternal on the Water

by Joseph Monninger

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The audio for this had me on and off in tears for the last disk and a half. It's just a perfectly lovely story about two people -- from their meeting, whether destined or not -- to what happens to them. The story begins with the ending so you sort of know where you are along the way but it's beautifully written and there is so much extra in there from descriptions of the surroundings to animal behavior, including human, of course. Well worth the listening experience. ( )
  nyiper | Aug 22, 2013 |
Blech. It definitely kept my interest but not in a rewarding way. Sickeningly sweet and hard to swallow. Dancing bears and magic girl scouts. Not to mention perfect, loving family-members and a brilliant lad from the projects who plays the piccolo. Give me a break. ( )
  smetchie | Apr 2, 2013 |
Monninger has written two beautifully moving, read twice will surely read again. ( )
  plm1250 | Jul 30, 2012 |
This beautifully written love story captures the reader's interest and never lets go. Cobb intends to follow in Thoreau's footsteps as he kayaks Maine's Allagash River. His plans are slightly altered when he meet Mary and quickly falls in love. He soon learns that Mary is involved with the Chungamunga Girls, and that she has the gene for Huntington's. He must decide whether to choose love and enjoy whatever time they will have together or let go now instead of later. Both characters are well developed, and Indian folklore about the crow is interwoven in the story. Laugh & cry with Mary and Cobb in New England, Indonesia, & Yellowstone National Park. ( )
  milibrarian | Aug 16, 2011 |
Loved the magic of this book..My totem animal is the Crow and I was embraced with Crow stories and Crow trivia.
Eternal on the Water had some of the strongest characters and were woven so carefully to make a story that speaks to family, love, embracing life, and not as a sad end, but a happy one. Death which was a joyous choice. This is a lesson book. You can not read it without learning. Thank you Mr Monninger for your lovely inspiring book. ( )
  Kikoa | Dec 2, 2010 |
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From the day Cobb and Mary meet kayaking on Maine's Allagash River and fall deeply in love, the two approach life with the same sense of adventure they use to conquer the river's treacherous rapids. but rivers do not let go so easily... and neither does their love. So when Mary's life takes the cruelest turn, she vows to face those rough waters on her own terms and asks Cobb to promise, when the time comes, to help her return to their beloved river for one final journey. Set against the rugged wilderness of Maine, the exotic islands of Indonesia, the sweeping panoramas of Yellowstone National Park and the tranquil villages of rural New England, Eteranl on the Water is at once heartbreaking and uplifting - a timeless, beautiful rendered story of true love's power.… (more)

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