BN.com Gift Guide

Sunlit Riffles and Shadowed Runs: Stories of Fly Fishing in America

( 6 )

Overview

Ranging from the riotously comic to the nostalgic, edgy, and suspenseful, these sixteen stories offer richly developed and engaging portraits of characters across the spectrum of life, all absorbed by the thrill of fly fishing. A marriage betrayal on a trout stream in the north woods, a young boy’s coming of age as a fly fisherman in the Black Hills of South Dakota, angler rage on the redfish flats of the Gulf of Mexico, an epic quest for bullish rainbows in Montana’s celebrated Bighorn, the quiet mystique of ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (11) from $3.78   
  • New (7) from $11.96   
  • Used (4) from $3.78   
Sunlit Riffles and Shadowed Runs: Stories of Fly Fishing in America

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$10.99
BN.com price
(Save 26%)$14.95 List Price

Overview

Ranging from the riotously comic to the nostalgic, edgy, and suspenseful, these sixteen stories offer richly developed and engaging portraits of characters across the spectrum of life, all absorbed by the thrill of fly fishing. A marriage betrayal on a trout stream in the north woods, a young boy’s coming of age as a fly fisherman in the Black Hills of South Dakota, angler rage on the redfish flats of the Gulf of Mexico, an epic quest for bullish rainbows in Montana’s celebrated Bighorn, the quiet mystique of Wisconsin’s Brule River, the intensity of combat fishing on a salmon pool in the Pacific Northwest, these are just a few of the fascinating tales of fly fishing offered in Sunlit Riffles and Shadowed Runs. Rendered in sparkling prose that will resonate with every angler, this collection will also delight any reader who enjoys outdoor pastimes.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“These stories are sometimes quiet, sometimes raucous, and sometimes quirky, but they all look at fishing and fishermen with the kind of sidelong glance you might not expect.”—John Gierach, editor at large of Fly Rod & Reel magazine
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299289102
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 11/30/2012
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 372,225
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Kent Cowgill was the recipient of Fly Rod & Reel’s Traver Award for distinguished fiction in 2010. He is an avid outdoorsman and widely traveled writer whose stories have appeared in such publications as Gray’s Sporting Journal, Field & Stream, The High Plains Literary Review, Trout, and The Atlantic Salmon Journal. He has authored three other books, including Back in Time: Echoes of a Vanished America in the Heart of France. He lives beside a stream with a healthy population of native brook trout, in the bluff country along the Upper Mississippi River in southeastern Minnesota.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
 
Valentine
Two Men in a Museum
Day of Mourning
The Conception
Anglinguistics
Spanish Fly
Rage
The Devil's Arse
Fly
The FÜLODOG
Last Cast
Coachmen
Indian Summer
Labor Day
The Rod
Season's End

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 6 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(4)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 6 Customer Reviews
  • Posted November 21, 2014

    Recommended

    Very interesting and well written.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2014

    Leader's Den

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    Vinela

    She flies overhead

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    &sad &happy &hearts

    ~ &star

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2013

    ~ Dusk's ♬ Biography ~

    &#9836Name ~~> Dusk Of Many Moons, Goes By Dusk! <p>&#9836Looks ~~> A slender, pretty, pure black shecat with unusual sparkling purple eyes. Around her neck is a necklace with a black crystal attached to it. I'm warning you now: Never take it off. You would see why, but don't! <p>&#9836Crush ~~> Elm That Does Not Yeild <p>Anything Else? Oh yeah... She has a HUGE secret! Only FireHeart knows it!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2013

    A sparrow

    A sparrow nests in the uppermost branches of a pine tree. It looks around, wary of hungry predators.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 6 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)