Rivers of My Life

Ulla Morris-Carter




September 2017. Now Available! 

“Two great rivers shaped my life, the Rhine and the Nile.
I grew up on the banks of Germany’s most important river, the Rhine. The Nile, sometimes called the greatest single stream on earth, became part of my story when I was in my twenties. Those two mighty rivers, with their rhythm, their power and their beauty have inspired centuries of poetry, tales of the gods, stories of love and death, songs of women and wine. They are part of me.”

Ulla Morris-Carter vividly recounts the early-to-mid years of her exciting life, growing up as a young child in Germany during World War Two, and later as a young woman in Egypt in the 1950s and a wife and mother in Lebanon and Germany in the 1960s and 70s.

Spanning wars, continents, family upheavals and losses, she details her daring move, at the age of 21, from Düsseldorf to the mysterious Nile city of Cairo, Egypt. She recounts her marriage to a prominent American Middle Eastern foreign correspondent, followed by the birth of their three daughters.

After describing the joys and difficulties of holding the family together through cascading revolutions and wars, she tells of the tragedy that forced the family’s decisive move to America.

Rivers of My Life by Ulla Morris-Carter
ISBN: 978-0-692-93691-7
$30; 7 x 10″ Custom Trade Paperback, 430 pages.

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Printed on high-quality paper to support decent image quality , this self-published first run edition weighs 2.1 lbs. Shipping costs vary depending on country and method of delivery (generally $3.50 U.S. domestic book rate and about $35.00 for individual international orders).

 “I’ve never thought of myself as an extraordinary person, but I did live through extraordinary times characterized by war, separations, adventure, risk, resilience, love and loss.”

~ Ulla Morris-Carter.

Foreword and Table of Contents


 Sample Chapter Pages