A River Runs through It

A River Runs through It

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by Norman Maclean, Ivan Doig
     
 

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Thirty years after its original publication, an American classic is now available in a special expanded edition.

Maclean writes “in my family, there is no clear line between religion and fly-fishing.” Nor is there a clear line between family and fly-fishing. It is the one activity where brother can connect with brother and father with son. In

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Thirty years after its original publication, an American classic is now available in a special expanded edition.

Maclean writes “in my family, there is no clear line between religion and fly-fishing.” Nor is there a clear line between family and fly-fishing. It is the one activity where brother can connect with brother and father with son. In Maclean’s autobiographical novella, it is the river that makes them realize that life continues and all things are related.

Also included on this new release: On the Big Blackfoot, the memoir that inspired A River Runs Through It, read by Maclean and his son John, backed by the sounds of the Big Blackfoot River.

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Philadelphia Inquirer
Exquisite . . . this recording joins the ranks of the few near-perfect matches of reader and author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565113626
Publisher:
HighBridge Company
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Edition description:
Abridged, 3 Cassettes
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
4.36(w) x 7.14(h) x 1.39(d)

Meet the Author


IVAN DOIG was born in Montana in 1939 and grew up along the Rocky Mountain Front, the dramatic landscape that has inspired much of his writing. His first book, This House of Sky, was a finalist for the National Book Award in contemporary thought. “The language begins in western territory and experience but in the hands of an artist it touches all landscape and all life,” Robert Kirsch wrote in the Los Angeles Times. “Doig is such an artist,” Richard Critchfield added in the Washington Post, “Nor is Doig’s gift merely literary. Besides his intuitions and artistry there is the iron purpose of an ex-ranchhand who has earned his Ph.D. in history.”

NORMAN MACLEAN grew up in and around Missoula, Montana, where he worked in logging camps and for the U.S. Forest Service. He attended Dartmouth College and taught English for 46 years at the University of Chicago.

JOHN NORMAN MACLEAN is an award-winning author and journalist who has written about wildland fire for more than 15 years. His first book, Fire on the Mountain, was featured in two documentaries by Dateline NBC and the History Channel. He has also written Fire and Ashes and The Thirtymile Fire, both critically acclaimed. He lives in Washington, DC.

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A River Runs Through It 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was the most heartfelt and true-to-life book I have ever read. I could not stop reading it once I started.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everytime I read this tale I fall deeper in love with the words of this wonderful and deeply profound book. The author did a wonderful, magnificent, excellent, boistourous job at writing it. A River Runs Through It is a book I could sit down and read every day. I love it so much. Snaps and Claps if you agree! Email me if you want to discuss the author and his work. Norman MacLean is the wonderful man responsible for this heart gripping book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A truly classic book. The book is a great story of life, love and loss. This is one to have on the book shelf. There is one line i love the most '...eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs thorugh it. The river was cut by the worlds great flood and runs over rocks from the basment of time...
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TomB More than 1 year ago
Being a retired guy who recently took up fly fishing as a hobby, I truly enjoyed Norman Maclean's masterpiece. Only fly fisherman can truly appreciate the the skills, challenges, and excitement that he describes. More importantly for me, however is his ability to bring me back to a simpler time when family values, individuality, and faith were our fundamental cornerstones. His writing style placed me in the middle of everything that was happening and I was totally absorbed throughout. I recommend it highly to those that enjoy character studies.
CaitMW More than 1 year ago
I gave this to my husband for his birthday because he loves fly fishing, and the movie of the same title. He can't put it down.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the movie so I have decieded to buy the book and I loved that to. Beats any other book ever
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first saw the movie and loved it so I thought that I would like the book. I got the book and read it in one day. I could not put it down! Since then I have read it two more times. This story, at first, seemed like it was all about flyfishing, but in the end you realize that flyfishing is used in a much deeper meaning. I would recomend this book to not only the person who likes flyfishing but any one who like a really good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This collection of stories by MacLean is certian to be considered one of the most important pieces of literature of the Twentieth Century. It is not a story about fly fishing! It is a story about life and the difficulties of loving and knowing those close to you told through a magnificently woven tale. The tale is no doubt bittersweet, but it is satisfying. Though the canvas of one's life may be far removed from the rural Montana of the early twentieth century, shadows of it will be seen in MacLean's story. It is haunting and wonderful all wrapped together. I am certain that you will savor it time and again.