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Maine's Golden Road: A Memoir
     

Maine's Golden Road: A Memoir

by John Gould
 

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Maine's Golden Road is a memoir of the annual vacation John Gould took for thirty-two consecutive summers with his daughter's father-in-law, Bill Dornbusch.

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Maine's Golden Road is a memoir of the annual vacation John Gould took for thirty-two consecutive summers with his daughter's father-in-law, Bill Dornbusch.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
For 32 consecutive summers, Gould and his daughter's father-in-law, Bill Dornbusch, have spent a week deep in the Maine woods. They've liked to think they are following in Thoreau's footsteps, though their camping has been anything but austere. Most of the wilderness area belongs to a paper company; the pair have permits to use logging roads and are invited to lodge in company camps. Gould (There Goes Maine!) writes about fly-fishing for trout and salmon, picking wild raspberries, rainy days in camp and Maine blackflies. He offers affectionate portraits of camp managers and comments on changes in the lumber industry over the 32-year period. This memoir is vintage Gould: good-natured, whimsical and entertaining. Photos. (Aug.)
Library Journal
For three decades, Gould (Dispatches from Maine, LJ 4/15/94) and his son's father-in-law took annual summer retreats to camp and fish in Thoreau's Maine woods. This uneven collection of essays relates some of their humorous experiences, discusses the positive aspects of the logging industry, ponders the absurdities of Maine's moose-hunting laws, and examines the local lore and customs. Gould enjoys comparing his misadventures with Thoreau's more serious observations. Whether writing about a patient moose being photographed by a camera that fails to cooperate or about a brood of 13 ducklings that passes between his friend's legs when he's trying to pull in his first salmon, Gould shows a keen affection for the woods and its inhabitants. His mildly entertaining memoir is appropriate mainly for regional collections.-Ilse Heidmann Ali, Kyle Community Lib., Tex.
Booklist
“His ruminative style fits his subjects perfectly. Each short piece is a perceptive gem of observation, an astute remarking of what makes us who we are.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393038064
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/17/1995
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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John Gould lives in Friendship, Maine.

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