Rivers of My Life

 Ulla Morris-Carter

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A historically-rich and intricate memoir spanning the first half of Ulla Morris-Carter’s exciting life, from World War 2 Germany to Cairo, Egypt as a young woman in the 1950s, to Beirut, Lebanon as a young wife of a foreign correspondent and mother of three in the 1960’s, through to surviving civil wars and evacuations and upheavals in the 1970s.

Ulla Morris-Carter vividly recounts the early-to-mid years of her exciting life, from growing up as a young child in WW2 Germany to living in the Middle East in the 50s through the 70s. 

Spanning wars, continents, family upheavals and losses she details her daring move at age 21 from Düsseldorf to the mysterious Nile city of Cairo, Egypt. She recounts her marriage to a prominent American foreign correspondent, followed by the birth of their three daughters, the joys and difficulties of holding the family together through cascading revolutions and wars, and the tragedy that forced the family’s move to America. 

 Special Printi Edition: 7×10″, 430 pages, $30 & s/h. 

For info and ordering email: Ulla Morris-Carter or Rivers of My Life

phone: 650 343 3432 address: 1 Baldwin Ave #717 • San Mateo, CA • 94401 

“Ulla, thanks for this beautiful, complete and often heart-rending book, which is on my bookshelf next to [I Am a Piano]. I have read a lot of books by friends about their lives, but nothing like this . . . . [I]t has left me awed by your extraordinary life, the variety of the experiences, the emotional extremes, . . . . It is an extraordinary achievement.”

~ Dan Morgan Foreign Correspondent, Editor, Washington Post

For a look inside, contents and chapter pages click here!FrontCover3d



The precursor short story memoir to Rivers of my Life:


I Am A Piano

A fast-paced short ‘memoir’ told from the perspective of the piano that traveled across continents with Ulla and her family, beginning in 1930’s Germany, to the Middle East and eventually America.  2014. 

available direct through Ulla and through lulu.com; 6×9″, 90 pages, $10.95. Click book link above for more info.