Astream: American Writers on Fly Fishing

Astream: American Writers on Fly Fishing

By: Robert DeMott (editor), Howell Raines (foreword_author)Hardback

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This marvelous collection features stories from some of America's finest and most respected writers about one of the world's most solitary and satisfying sports: fly fishing. For the first time, the stories of thirty-one acclaimed writers including Kim Barnes, Walter Bennett, Russell Chatham, Guy de la Valdene, Robert DeMott, Chris Dombrowski, Ron Ellis, Jim Fergus, Kate Fox, Charles Gaines, Bruce Guernsey, Jim Harrison, Pam Houston, Michael Keaton, Greg Keeler, Sydney Lea, Ted Leeson, Nick Lyons, Craig Mathews, Thomas McGuane, Joseph Monninger, Howard Frank Mosher, Jake Mosher, Craig Nova, Margot Page, Datus Proper, Le Anne Schreiber, Paul Schullery, W. D. Wetherell, and Robert Wrigley come together in one collection. Fly fishers and non-fly fishers alike will recognize in these poignant tales the universal aspects of the appreciation of nature, the necessity of conservation, and the joy and knowledge that come from time spent on fresh and salt water. This is a delightful, handsome volume that captures the allure and spirit of fly fishing and those that love it.

About Author

Robert DeMott is the Edwin and Ruth Kennedy Distinguished Professor at Ohio University and a leading John Steinbeck scholar. He is a passionate fly fisher and upland bird hunter. DeMott lives in Athens, Ohio. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Howell Raines is a former executive editor of the New York Times. His critically acclaimed Fly Fishing Through the Midlife Crisis (1993) is one of the outstanding angling memoirs of the past quarter century. He is also the author of The One That Got Away (2003), which covers aspects of his journalism career. With his wife Krystyna, a journalist, Raines divides his time between Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains and Alabama's Mobile Bay.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781616082154
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781616082154
  • weight: 599
  • ISBN10: 1616082151

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