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Dreams should be voiced, nurtured, followed. At 53, Laurie Chandler journeyed 740 miles in a small canoe, becoming the first woman to solo thru-paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Upwards is her uplifting story of finding the inner strength and faith to achieve a dream, set amid the rich tapestry of the history, wildlife, landscapes, and people of New England.



Laurie Chandler’s love for wilderness paddling blossomed after forty, when she moved to Maine with her two children. Inspired to write by the beauty of the woods and waters, she began journaling, drawing inspiration from her work in forestry and education, as well as her faith. Laurie lives with her parents in their Bremen, Maine log cabin. Upwards is her first book.

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