Reflections on the Logic of the Good

Liberty, God's Gift
to Humanity

Two Concepts
of Covenant

(A paper posted for comment)


A River Went
Out of Eden


Professional Biography

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Chana Cox's writings express her personal views and do not represent any official position or policy of Lewis & Clark College.

A River Went Out of Eden

"A city girl born in Detroit, Chana B. Cox never dreamed that attending Columbia University in New York would lead to living and having a family in the Idaho Primitive area. Trading in academia for wilderness, A River Went out of Eden is the powerful story of Chana Cox's years on the Salmon River with her husband, Rodney Cox, and his uncle, Sylvan Ambrose Hart, the Last of the Mountain Men.

This account of a modern woman learning to cope without the conveniences of modern life, and without family or community, is reminiscent of the pioneers who settled the west, is told with wit and a spare uncluttered style. It was a life of hard work in a setting of unparalleled natural beauty, filled with drama and excitement and drudgery, building a house on a foundation torn from the rock of the mountain, or simply traveling the road or the river. But ultimately the stark reality of living exacted too dear a price."
Jean Auel