Praise for Elisabeth Hyde
"In the Heart of the Canyon"
"Hyde is well qualified to guide her readers through this . . . journey. . . . Her prose is vigorous and natural, her perception subtle, her voice and those o f her characters all-American."
--Liesl Schillinger, "The New York Times Book Review
"Engaging. . . . Hyde has a keen eye for social dynamics, but she's just as good at keeping the adrenaline pumping. . . . She expertly evokes the thrill and terror of rapid-running. . . . A bracing ride."
--Kim Hubbard, "People
"There's nothing predictable about either Hyde's plot or her searing conclusion."
--Tina Jordan, "Entertainment Weekly
""Hyde vividly portrays both the wonders and horrors of white-water rafting."
--Diane White, "The Boston Globe
"An astute, engrossing, character-driven affair. . . . The novel succeeds as both a study of strangers striving toward a common goal and as a suspenseful drama filled with angst and humanity. Hyde outshines herself with this wild ride."
--"Publishers Weekly "(starred review)
"People say that a river trip down the Grand Canyon can change your life. But sometimes, as Elisabeth Hyde's quirky characters soon discover, it's best to let go of expectations-because on the river nothing, "nothing, " is what you expect. This finely wrought page-turner will keep you on a wild ride for all 226 miles. You won't want to put it down."
--Page Lambert, author of "In Search of Kinship, "leader of creative river journeys for women
"The reader is swept along with the characters through the strikingly beautiful canyon and the potentially deadly river. Great scenic description and fully believable characters make this adventure story well worth the ride."
--Susan Clifford Braun, "Library Journal
"Hyde has concocted a near perfect blend of humor and drama, heartbreak and redemption."
--Beatriz Terrazas, "The Dallas Morning News"
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