The River Home

The River Home

by Jerry Dennis, Glenn Wolff
     
 

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In this remarkable collection of essays and stories, winner of the Best Book of the Year Award from the Outdoor Writers Association of America, Jerry Dennis demonstrates why he has emerged as one of America's finest writers on nature and the outdoors. In prose that has drawn comparisons with John Voelker, Sigurd Olson, and Aldo Leopold, Dennis celebrates the simple… See more details below

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In this remarkable collection of essays and stories, winner of the Best Book of the Year Award from the Outdoor Writers Association of America, Jerry Dennis demonstrates why he has emerged as one of America's finest writers on nature and the outdoors. In prose that has drawn comparisons with John Voelker, Sigurd Olson, and Aldo Leopold, Dennis celebrates the simple pleasures and complex challenges of family life, the allure of giant trout, the sacredness of secret places, and such wonders as bad weather, quirky fishing companions, and the occasional naked angler. Ranging from northern Michigan to Iceland, Chile, and the fabled rivers of the American West, THE RIVER HOME is a passionate record of a life lived fully, crafted with clarity, insight, and good humor—by a writer gifted with an instinct for what matters.

Editorial Reviews

USA Today - Lisa Faye Kaplan
"This bright and sharply written book is a guide to a life lived consciously, a prerequisite and bonus of the sport done well."
Outdoor Life - Vin Sparano
“Jerry Dennis is on his way to becoming a giant of classic outdoor literature.”
The Oakland Press
“In this book, Dennis elevates the typical ‘outdoor’ essay, usually a mere recollection of adventures while hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing, or pursuing other outdoor activities. He has transcended the typical by blending in elements of ‘nature’ writing: observation, research, speculation about the world in which the sportsman places himself.”
Booklist - Booklist Booklist
“Collections of essays about the outdoors and fishing crowd the shelves, but Dennis’s fresh writing and marvelous insights merit special attention. This fine collection will appeal to fans of Hal Borland, W.D. Wetherell, and Nick Lyons, as well as to those who enjoy the essays of fiction writers William Tapply and Thomas McGuane.”
Georgia Times-Union
“Even if you’ve never pulled on a pair of waders, you should read this funny and wise book about fly fishing – and a lot more.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148353744
Publisher:
DCA, Inc.
Publication date:
01/21/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
525,785
File size:
3 MB

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