Great book about 6 people (3 male, 3 female) who got together through a range of relationships to canoe the Back river in Nunavut. The range of canoeing experience that the paddlers had also varied and the book deals with both the physical journey and the emotional one from the perspective of Jennifer. It also touches on the history of the river and of George Back's exploration of it in 1834 but it also observes other, less successful journeys through the Canadian North.