The river home: an angler's explorations

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From the heralded author of A Place on the Water comes an eloquent testament to fly fishing and family life -- and a passionate romp through the natural world

Jerry Dennis, a writer of extraordinary intelligence and insight, uses fishing as a starting point for explorations into life, natural history, and science. His work has often been compared to that of Hal Borland, Robert Traver, and John Geirach. In The River Home, Dennis examines how a sense of place shapes our lives and values; how the concept of home has changed in the restless decades of the late twentieth century; and how outdoor sports, travel, and nature study can put us in deep contact with the earth -- and with ourselves. The author has cast his lines far, traveling to several continents and to the storied waters of the American West. But he always reels himself in with renewed appreciation for the rivers, lakes, and hills of his beloved nothern Michigan.

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display_descriptionIn this remarkable collection of essays and stories, winner of the Best Book of the Year Award from the Outdoor Writers Association of America, Jerry Dennis demonstrates why he has emerged as one of America's finest writers on nature and the outdoors. In prose that has drawn comparisons with John Voelker, Sigurd Olson, and Aldo Leopold, Dennis celebrates the simple pleasures and complex challenges of family life, the allure of giant trout, the sacredness of secret places, and such wonders as bad weather, quirky fishing companions, and the occasional naked angler. Ranging from northern Michigan to Iceland, Chile, and the fabled rivers of the American West, The River Home is a passionate record of a life lived fully, crafted with clarity, insight, and good humor-by a writer gifted with an instinct for what matters.
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Dennis, Jerry
Dennis, Jerry, -- 1954-
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Fly fishing -- Michigan -- Anecdotes
title_displayThe river home : an angler's explorations
title_fullThe river home : an angler's explorations / Jerry Dennis ; illustrations by Glenn Wolff
The river home : an angler's explorations [electronic resource] Dennis, Jerry, 1954-
title_shortThe river home
title_suban angler's explorations
topic_facetDennis, Jerry
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Fly fishing