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The River By Paul Vasey

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A vivacious memoir of life along the Detroit River, from the prize-winning reporter, novelist, and CBC broadcaster Paul Vasey.

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The River: A Memoir of Life in the Border Cities by Paul Vasey

"Ask anyone what they love most about Winzer, and they seem always to tell you it's the people, the family and friends webbed around each of us. True. But for me the town is also, and perhaps mainly, the larger-than-life characters who ghost around in my imagination and my memory: rumrunners and prize fighters and elegant old ladies and one-eyed thugs and earnest well-meaning politicians and hucksters and hookers and crusty old editors. Many of them I remember meeting. Some of them I actually met." --from The River The River is Paul Vasey's tribute to a place he discovered by accident and loved over a lifetime. Chatty, anecdotal, personal and passionate, by one of Windsor's most celebrated reporters and radio hosts, this meandering memoir winds its way around a river town whose sights and characters may never be fully charted: a Windsor that fired a reporter's imagination, stole his heart, and eventually became the place he calls home.

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"Wonderful #windsor memoir!"--Margaret Atwood "The book is a memoir, but with a few fictional characters ... we Windsorites are fortunate to be chronicled by a master storyteller who can find the truth in documenting both."--The Windsor Star

About Paul Vasey

Paul Vasey is the author of ten published books -- novels, short stories and non-fiction. For 18 years he hosted the CBC morning program in Windsor, Ontario and Victoria, British Columbia before retiring in August 2007. Prior to joining the CBC, Vasey was an award-winning journalist with The Windsor Star, The Hamilton Spectator, The Canadian Press and The Owen Sound Sun-Times. Paul is president of the board of directors for a mental-health treatment centre for children and adolescents in Windsor, Ontario, and is a member of the board of the Pelee Island Bird Observatory. He has led many creative-writing workshops in elementary and high schools and at the University of Windsor and has taught journalism at St.Clair College.

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The River: A Memoir of Life in the Border Cities by Paul Vasey
Paul Vasey
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