Goodbye to a River / Edition 1by John Graves
Pub. Date: 01/28/1995
Publisher: Lone Star Books
In 1957 he learned the river would be dammed,
October is the best month on the Brazos...especially the part near Fort Worth, where John Graves grew up. As a boy he hunted, fished and camped by the river. He cherished its stories...pillage and murder, friendship and foolery, that gave names to the bends and crossings. Thus the Brazos took on special meaning for him.
In 1957 he learned the river would be dammed, drowning much he remembered. So he took a belated canoe trip on it, alone, to bid it farewell. This is the narrative of that trip -- three rain-soaked, wind-driven autumn weeks, bucking rapids, scraping sudden rocks, making and breaking camp.
"Every rare gift of blue-golden weather, every bird, every tale of violence and pride, is remembered with the keenness of the last goodbye." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)
- Lone Star Books
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- 5.48(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.93(d)
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For anyone interested in Texas, this book is a must read. Nicely written, even lyrical, Graves recounts Texas history and local history along a portion of the Brazos river as he undertakes a lone canoe trip revisiting places from his younger days. Highly recommended.
I will keep this book , share it with friends and remember the authors feelings on the topic. A wonderful trip down river.