Goodbye to a River / Edition 1

Goodbye to a River / Edition 1

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by John Graves
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0932012752

ISBN-13: 9780932012753

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: Lone Star Books

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,

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780932012753
Publisher:
Lone Star Books
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.93(d)

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Goodbye to a River 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
AnnieBM More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I will keep this book , share it with friends and remember the authors feelings on the topic. A wonderful trip down river.