The expanded edition of the ground-breaking memoir Little Rivers: Tales of a Woman Angler remains the premiere literary narrative of a woman in the male-dominated sport of fly fishing. In essays described as "luminous," Little Rivers features the chronicles of Margot Page's evolution from reluctant student to passionate angler to married, angling young mother, to divorced, desk-bound angler.
In this eloquent, acclaimed book, Margot Page continues her strong, evocative presence in the canon of fly-fishing literature. She invites us to her home river, Vermont's marble-banked Battenkill, to Cape Cod saltwater fishing for striped bass, to Montana's big waters, to the wild Alaskan landscape, and, most compellingly, to the passages that run through her life and echo our own.
The new essays include a rare window into the founding years of the national nonprofit Casting for Recovery, of which she is a founding member. 10% of all proceeds from the sale of the new Little Rivers will be donated to Casting for Recovery which provides free retreats in 41 states across the U.S. helping breast cancer survivors through the therapeutic sport of fly fishing.
The author of three nonfiction books, Page is a former contributor to The New York Times and her essays have been anthologized in numerous publications.
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About the Author
Struck by being a rare woman in the sport, she began to write essays about her time on and off the water that were eventually published by national periodicals, and she became the first woman towrite forthe New York Times' Outdoors column where she continued to contribute. These essays formed the backbone of Little Rivers: Tales of a Woman Angler, an eloquent, acclaimed chronicle of her evolution from reluctant student to passionate angler to married, angling young mother, notable because Page also writes compellingly about life's universal passages and challenges. Three decades have passed since she first learned to fish, a span of time featuring rapid advancements in fishing gear and attire technology for women anglers as well as periodic national explosions of new generations of women anglers across the country.
Margot'srelationship with fly fishing goes deep. She is the granddaughter of the legendary angling writer Sparse Grey Hackle and was married to popular angling authority Tom Rosenbauer. Her professional history lies inthe book and magazine publishing industry, working with the renowned outdoors publisher Nick Lyons Books and then as editor of the American Museum of Fly Fishing'squarterly journal, The American Fly Fisher. She says, "Fly fishing has a rich heritage, especially in the field of literature, that stretches back over four centuries and I would like for this depth to resonate more with the current generation of anglers. It's too easy to lose sight of all those who went before us and paved our way." Margot is also the author of two other books, Just Horses: Living with Horses in America and The Art of Fly Fishing.
Additionally she is a founding member of Casting for Recovery,the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping breast cancer survivors, now celebrating its 20th anniversary. 10% of all proceeds from Little Rivers will be donated to Casting for Recovery. Working currently asan independent communications specialist, Margotcontinues to write both nonfiction and fiction from her home in Vermont. Her website is waterlightwords.com.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Circles on the Water
Pas de Deux
A Fishermom's Tale
Home on the Range, Sorta
Water, Light, Words
The Great Outdoors
Casting for Recovery
Inside, Looking Out
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A beautiful book. Not quite up to the philosophical lyricism of, say, Ted Leeson, or the down-home truths of John Gierach, but deeply personal for the author, and, in turn, sincerely inspiring for the reader. I wanted to go fish after reading this book, and that's really what it comes down to, isn't it?