A Place on the Water: An Angler's Reflections on Home

A Place on the Water: An Angler's Reflections on Home

by Jerry Dennis, Glenn Wolff
     
 

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More than a collection of fishing stories, A PLACE ON THE WATER is a passionate and eloquent exploration of subjects with broad appeal: love of land and water, informed and unsentimental appreciation of nature, and outrage at changes that threaten to obliterate places we can no longer afford to take for granted. Jerry Dennis’s sparkling prose and Glenn…  See more details below

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More than a collection of fishing stories, A PLACE ON THE WATER is a passionate and eloquent exploration of subjects with broad appeal: love of land and water, informed and unsentimental appreciation of nature, and outrage at changes that threaten to obliterate places we can no longer afford to take for granted. Jerry Dennis’s sparkling prose and Glenn Wolff’s captivating illustrations transport us to a world we recognize from childhood: a place of limitless range and possibility, shimmering with life, where the very next cast will be the one that hooks something enormous and wonderful.

Editorial Reviews

Author of AMERICAN WAY - Geoffrey Norman
A Place on the Water is a collection of lyrical, haunting essays, set in northern Michigan. Many are about fishing, but that does not necessarily mean they are to be enjoyed strictly by anglers. Hemingway [wrote] about fishing, too, but can be read for pleasure if you have never wet a line…Dennis covers a lot of ground...but there is throughout the book a kind of constant tone, as sharp and precise as the scent of cedar. And it stays with the reader long after he has put down the book.
Sports Afield
Eloquent essays about the author’s adventures exploring his love of land, water and nature in his beloved Michigan…Enjoyable reading with beautiful, evocative illustrations.
Author of SPRING CREEK - Nick Lyons
Jerry Dennis is one of a handful of superb writer who love angling deeply and write memoirs full of warmth, eloquence, and wit. A Place on the Water is a book of many robust—and fragile—miracles.
Silent Sports Magazine
Dennis is a gifted writer whose best stories evoke a true ‘spirit of place,’ to use a Lawrence Durrell phrase. Like fellow Michigan writer Jim Harrison, Edward Abbey, or Durrell, whose works of fiction and non-fiction would bring to life the places they wrote about, Dennis’ Michigan springs to life. You can almost smell the musky riverbanks or hear the buzzing mosquitoes…You don’t need to know anything about fishing to enjoy this wonderful book.
Fly Rod and Reel Magazine
My favorite things are a single phrase: “It felt like the hand of the earth came up and grabbed my line”; and a profile, the best one I’ve ever seen, of the great fly-fishing writer Robert Traver… [This book] is a textbook demonstration of how loyalty to a place can produce a fascinating body of work that will be read far outside that place.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148980278
Publisher:
DCA, Inc.
Publication date:
11/18/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Jerry Dennis’s essays on nature have appeared in THE NEW YORK TIMES, SMITHSONIAN, AUDUBON, ORION, and many other publications. His books, most of them illustrated by Glenn Wolff, have received wide acclaim, have been translated into five languages, and have won numerous awards. He lives in northern Michigan. Visit him at www.jerrydennis.net.

Glenn Wolff grew up in northern Michigan but he began his career in New York City as an illustrator for THE NEW YORK TIMES, VILLAGE VOICE, the Central Park Conservancy, and the New York Zoological Society. In addition to his collaborations with Jerry Dennis, he has illustrated a broad range of subjects, including food, Christmas, mythical beasts, and lost continents. Glenn’s mixed media fine art is shown throughout the U.S. and Canada and is included in numerous private and public collections. More on his work can be found at www.glennwolff.com.

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