Author Reading: Sarahlee Lawrence

Posted By:  Lisa McGean
Date Posted:  3/3/2011

Sarahlee Lawrence

The Deschutes Public Library is proud to present two readings by Sarahlee Lawrence, local author of the memoir, River House. The first presentation will be on Saturday, March 12th, 2:00 p.m. at the Redmond Public Library, followed by a second reading on Sunday, March 13th, 2:00 p.m. as part of the Second Sunday series, at the Downtown Bend Library. Both events are free and open to the public.

An exquisite blend of memoir and nature writing, River House is a young woman’s story about returning home. Sarahlee Lawrence grew up in remote Central Oregon and spent her days dreaming about leaving her small town for adventure. As a young woman, she set out on a worldly white water rafting trek, but ironically, following her passion along the most coveted arteries of the world led her right back to the least expected place—to her dusty beginnings and her family’s ranch—to her River House.

Sarahlee Lawrence was born and raised on her family ranch in Terrebonne, Oregon. After a decade spent studying, traveling, river rafting, and earning an MS in Environmental Science and Writing from the University of Montana, she returned to the ranch, where she owns and operates an organic vegetable farm.

For questions about this or other library programs, or ADA inquiries, please call Lisa McGean at 541/312-1034 or visit the library at

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