Down the Yukon
Book: Down the Yukon , by Will Hobbs, ISBN10: 0688174728, ISBN13: 9780688174729, HarperCollins Publishers, April 2001, Hardcover
Will Hobbs is the award-winning author of eighteen novels, including Far North, Crossing The Wire, and Go Big Or Go Home.
Take Me To The River began with the author's week-long canoe trip through the remote Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande on the Texas/Mexico border.
Will's fondness for Texas goes back to his high school years in San Antonio. A graduate of Stanford University, Will lives with his wife, Jean, in Durango, Colorado.
Amid the shouts and the cheers and the splashing of oars, it was pandemonium. "Nome or bust!" I yelled.
In the shadow of the Arctic Circle, Dawson City is burning down, changing forever the lives of thousands in the Klondike goldfields. All the talk is of Nome, nearly two thousand miles away, where gold has been discovered in the beach sands.
Jason Hawthorn is itching to join the new rush. He and his brothers have been cheated out of their sawmill, and Jason has vowed to buy it back. A race to Nome has been announced, with a $20,000 prize. Jason's partner in his canoe is the girl he loves, Jamie Dunavant, freshly returned from the States, as she promised she would.
The Great Race across Alaska will be a grueling test for the two of them as they face the hazards of the Yukon River, two very dangerous men Jason has reason to fear, and the terrors of the open sea. Only their combined skills, courage, and mutual devotion can pull them through.
A gripping account of a fifteen-year-old boy's encounter with the hazards of the Canadian wilderness in 1897 as he struggles to join his older brothers searching for wealth in the goldfields.... This is a real page turner...blending fact and fiction to create a believable story that is fast reading but never simplistic.
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