End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood

End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood

In the tradition of Cheryl Strayed?s Wild comes this funny and gritty debut memoir in which Jan Redford grows from a nomadic rock climber to a mother who fights to win back her future. "Compassionate and courageous, End of the Rope shows us that there are many types of bravery required, not just in the wilderness, but in surviving day to day life." ?Tanis Rideout, author o In the tradition of Cheryl Strayed?s Wild comes this funny and gritty debut memoir in which Jan Redford grows f...

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Title:End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood
Author:Jan Redford
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:1640090304
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:344 pages pages

End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood Reviews

  • Kristin
    May 15, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

  • Virginia
    Jun 09, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. For me at this point in my life/climbing obsession, this was perfect. ...

    This book was good. If one is interested in memoirs and mountain climbing, then this is a book to consider adding to one's bookshelf. ...

    This is the second book I've read that came out of the Banff Centre's Mountain and Wilderness writing program, and I haven't been impressed with either of them. Redford's book is billed as a memoir but is probably more accurately an autobiography. It's in completely chronological order...

    Interesting story of why we do things. ...

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  • Jessica Roberts
    Jun 20, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. For me at this point in my life/climbing obsession, this was perfect. ...

    This book was good. If one is interested in memoirs and mountain climbing, then this is a book to consider adding to one's bookshelf. ...

    This is the second book I've read that came out of the Banff Centre's Mountain and Wilderness writing program, and I haven't been impressed with either of them. Redford's book is billed as a memoir but is probably more accurately an autobiography. It's in completely chronological order...

    Interesting story of why we do things. ...

    ...

  • Melissa T
    Apr 11, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

  • Krista
    Mar 03, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

  • Evelyn
    Feb 06, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

  • Molly
    Jun 04, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. For me at this point in my life/climbing obsession, this was perfect. ...

  • Rebecca
    Feb 14, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

  • Tracy Rose
    Jun 10, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

  • Sarah Boon
    Apr 27, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. For me at this point in my life/climbing obsession, this was perfect. ...

    This book was good. If one is interested in memoirs and mountain climbing, then this is a book to consider adding to one's bookshelf. ...

    This is the second book I've read that came out of the Banff Centre's Mountain and Wilderness writing program, and I haven't been impressed with either of them. Redford's book is billed as a memoir but is probably more accurately an autobiography. It's in completely chronological order...

  • Nikky
    Jan 29, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. For me at this point in my life/climbing obsession, this was perfect. ...

    This book was good. If one is interested in memoirs and mountain climbing, then this is a book to consider adding to one's bookshelf. ...

    This is the second book I've read that came out of the Banff Centre's Mountain and Wilderness writing program, and I haven't been impressed with either of them. Redford's book is billed as a memoir but is probably more accurately an autobiography. It's in completely chronological order...

    Interesting story of why we do things. ...

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  • Sasha
    Jun 02, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. For me at this point in my life/climbing obsession, this was perfect. ...

    This book was good. If one is interested in memoirs and mountain climbing, then this is a book to consider adding to one's bookshelf. ...

    This is the second book I've read that came out of the Banff Centre's Mountain and Wilderness writing program, and I haven't been impressed with either of them. Redford's book is billed as a memoir but is probably more accurately an autobiography. It's in completely chronological order...

    Interesting story of why we do things. ...

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    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

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  • Anne
    Jun 02, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

  • Mark
    Jun 04, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. For me at this point in my life/climbing obsession, this was perfect. ...

    This book was good. If one is interested in memoirs and mountain climbing, then this is a book to consider adding to one's bookshelf. ...

    This is the second book I've read that came out of the Banff Centre's Mountain and Wilderness writing program, and I haven't been impressed with either of them. Redford's book is billed as a memoir but is probably more accurately an autobiography. It's in completely chronological order...

    Interesting story of why we do things. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Marissa
    Jun 20, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

  • Janelle
    May 12, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

  • Marilyn Stanley
    Oct 15, 2017

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. For me at this point in my life/climbing obsession, this was perfect. ...

    This book was good. If one is interested in memoirs and mountain climbing, then this is a book to consider adding to one's bookshelf. ...

    This is the second book I've read that came out of the Banff Centre's Mountain and Wilderness writing program, and I haven't been impressed with either of them. Redford's book is billed as a memoir but is probably more accurately an autobiography. It's in completely chronological order...

    Interesting story of why we do things. ...

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  • Noelle Walsh
    Dec 11, 2017

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. For me at this point in my life/climbing obsession, this was perfect. ...

    This book was good. If one is interested in memoirs and mountain climbing, then this is a book to consider adding to one's bookshelf. ...

  • Vera
    Jan 27, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

  • Eva
    Mar 30, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

  • Patricia Levack
    Apr 20, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

  • Elaine Corden
    May 14, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

  • Solveil
    Jun 04, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. For me at this point in my life/climbing obsession, this was perfect. ...

    This book was good. If one is interested in memoirs and mountain climbing, then this is a book to consider adding to one's bookshelf. ...

    This is the second book I've read that came out of the Banff Centre's Mountain and Wilderness writing program, and I haven't been impressed with either of them. Redford's book is billed as a memoir but is probably more accurately an autobiography. It's in completely chronological order...

    Interesting story of why we do things. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Susan Burt
    May 12, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. For me at this point in my life/climbing obsession, this was perfect. ...

    This book was good. If one is interested in memoirs and mountain climbing, then this is a book to consider adding to one's bookshelf. ...

    This is the second book I've read that came out of the Banff Centre's Mountain and Wilderness writing program, and I haven't been impressed with either of them. Redford's book is billed as a memoir but is probably more accurately an autobiography. It's in completely chronological order...

    Interesting story of why we do things. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • M.
    Jan 05, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. For me at this point in my life/climbing obsession, this was perfect. ...

    This book was good. If one is interested in memoirs and mountain climbing, then this is a book to consider adding to one's bookshelf. ...

    This is the second book I've read that came out of the Banff Centre's Mountain and Wilderness writing program, and I haven't been impressed with either of them. Redford's book is billed as a memoir but is probably more accurately an autobiography. It's in completely chronological order...

    Interesting story of why we do things. ...

  • An
    Feb 11, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

  • Syndi Day
    Apr 08, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. For me at this point in my life/climbing obsession, this was perfect. ...

    This book was good. If one is interested in memoirs and mountain climbing, then this is a book to consider adding to one's bookshelf. ...

    This is the second book I've read that came out of the Banff Centre's Mountain and Wilderness writing program, and I haven't been impressed with either of them. Redford's book is billed as a memoir but is probably more accurately an autobiography. It's in completely chronological order...

    Interesting story of why we do things. ...

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    ...

  • Luisa
    Feb 10, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

  • Booksandchinooks (Laurie)
    Apr 15, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

  • Megschuurman
    May 29, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...