David E. Morine is a Boston-area native who was the head of land acquisition for The Nature Conservancy from 1972 to 1990. He is the author of five books, including Good Dirt: Confessions of a Conservationist.
“A great story about the mystery of friends and comfort of strangers. . . . John McPhee’s birchbark canoe has nothing over the two coots’ canoe.”—Spencer B Beebe, President, Ecotrust
“Two Coots In a Canoe, is—nearly to the end—a book of laughter, an account of the comic misadventures of two old friends as they float down the sunlit Connecticut River. And then come the final pages: The two friends’ dark destination will surprise and shock all readers, even those with the wits of a wood tick. This remarkable book should be bought and read. Those who do will remember it for a long time.”—Bil Gilbert, author of God Gave Us This Country
“Dave ‘Bugsy’ Morine has once again given us a great book.”—Bill Garrett, former editor, National Geographic Magazine
“When you finish this book, you’ll want to drop everything, grab a canoe, and explore your own river.”—George H. Fenwick, President, American Bird Conservancy
“[Two Coots in a Canoe] is less about the people whom the canoers meet along the way (although they do encounter a colorful assortment) and the communities they discover than it is about the relationship between the two men and the startling, tragic turn it will take. A book that will entertain you and make you laugh until, at the end, it makes you want to cry.”—Booklist
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A journey of whim, wit, and discoveries along the Connecticut River