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Fall 2013 One Book One Waco Selection

Paddlefish by Christine Warren

On a sweltering summer day in 2010, Christine Warren stepped into a 24-foot canoe and paddled toward a goal that she never previously imagined possible. Paddlefish is the first complete narrative ever published on The Texas Water Safari, a 260-mile paddle race from the Texas Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. With a mixture of humor, misery, history and triumph, Christine has written an engaging and entertaining memoir of her yearlong transformation from a mom, writer and fly fisher, to a viable competitor in "The World's Toughest Boat Race." If you've ever wondered what extraordinary challenges lurk beyond your comfort zone, this book may help you discover what's ultimately possible. Read more on the publisher's website.


Find the book at the Baylor Bookstore (1201 S. Fifth St)
or the Waco-McLennan County Library and the Hewitt Library

Mission Statement: Impact the Waco area through a community wide program that promotes reading and thoughtful discussion with activities and events focused on encouraging community participation

Partnering Schools: Bruceville-Eddy High, La Vega High, Live Oak High, Lorena High, Midway High, McGregor High, Moody High, Robinson High, University High, Vanguard High, Waco High, West High, Bosqueville Middle, Atlas Middle.

For more information, contact JD Windham at (254) 757-5630.

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsors
  Ken & Alice Starr    
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Jim & Judy Haller


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