A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It

Book - 1989
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From its first magnificent sentence, "In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing", to the last, "I am haunted by waters", A River Runs Through It is an American classic.

Based on Norman Maclean's childhood experiences, A River Runs Through It has established itself as one of the most moving stories of our time; it captivates readers with vivid descriptions of life along Montana's Big Blackfoot River and its near magical blend of fly fishing with the troubling affections of the heart.

This handsome edition is designed and illustrated by Barry Moser. There are thirteen two-color wood engravings.

"A masterpiece. . . . This is more than stunning fiction: It is a lyric record of a time and a life, shining with Maclean's special gift for calling the reader's attention to arts of all kinds—the arts that work in nature, in personality, in social intercourse, in fly-fishing."—Kenneth M. Pierce, Village Voice

"Wise, witty, wonderful, Maclean spins his tales, casts his flies, fishes the rivers and woods for what he remembers of his youth in the Rockies."—Barbara Bannon, Publishers Weekly

"Maclean's book is surely destined to be one of those rare memoirs that can be called a masterpiece. . . . Earthy, whimsical, authoritative, wise; it touches the heart without blushing and traces lasting images for the eye. . . . This book is a gem."—Nick Lyons, Fly-Fisherman


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The narrator and his brother become fascinated with fly fishing and the Big Blackfoot River

Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1989
ISBN: 9780226500607
0226500608
Branch Call Number: F MAC
Characteristics: 161 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Moser, Barry

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annekim9
Sep 09, 2013

A beautiful piece of writing. "Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it."

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Minnetonka_Library
Dec 14, 2009

"Then in the arctic half-light of the canyon, all existence fades to a being with my soul..."

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