A literary evening for river and adventure lovers: Wednesday October 17, 7 pm, BookPeople of Moscow, sponsored by Idaho Rivers United. Refreshments and no-host bar. Sunday October 21st, 1 pm, Auntie’s Bookstore, Spokane; Monday October 22nd, Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club, 7 pm.

Outdoor writer and recovering raft guide Jo Deurbrouck has been thinking about rivers much of her life. Come hear what she has to say about wild water, the necessity of adventure, and her new book; and let her transport you onto lovely rivers and big adventures. “Anything Worth Doing” concerns the storyworthy lives of two Idaho raft guides who decide that “anything worth doing is worth overdoing,” and spend ten years trying to prove it on the loveliest rivers in the West, particularly Idaho’s wild Salmon, last long freeflowing whitewater river in the lower 48. The book has won praise from David James Duncan and Pulitzer finalist Kim Barnes, among others. Barnes described the book as “… a true drama whose characters will break your heart with their dreams, courage, vulnerability, and absolute determination to live life on their own terms, no matter the cost.”