Little Rivers: Tales of a Woman Angler

Little Rivers: Tales of a Woman Angler

by Margot Page

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A new, expanded 20th-anniversary edition of the ground-breaking memoir Little Rivers: Tales of a Woman Angler by Margot Page.

The continuing chronicles of her evolution from reluctant student to passionate angler to married, angling young mother, to divorced, desk-bound angler are featured in this new, expanded edition of Little Rivers (first published in 1995).

"This splendid collection of essays, reprinted from periodicals like the New York Times, Rod & Reel and Trout, is remarkable especially because Page is able to be lyrical while writing matter-of-fact prose. Here, she tells of her family's angling heritage – her grandfather wrote a popular book on the subject – her anomalous position as a woman in a predominantly male sport, and her adventures fishing for trout in Vermont and Montana and for striped bass on Cape Cod. She also writes about her family: her anti-fishing mother, who died of cancer just as Page and future husband Tom were getting acquainted, her self-reliant father and, above all, her daughter. The book's charm is enhanced by this personal history." – Publishers Weekly, 1995 edition of Little Rivers

With this new edition, Margot Page continues her strong, evocative presence – a female presence – in the canon of fly-fishing literature. In the 17 essays in this eloquent, acclaimed book, Page 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.

Her new personal essays also include a rare peek at the founding years of the national nonprofit Casting for Recovery, of which she is a founding member. The book also features the exquisite watercolors by Anton Stetzko, presented in full-color for the first time.

10% of all proceeds from the sale of the new Little Rivers will be donated to Casting for Recovery, a national nonprofit organization that provides free retreats around the U.S. helping women with breast cancer through the therapeutic sport of fly fishing.

"In essays both witty and moving, Page invites the reader to join her as she revels in the sport and the natural world as an angler, a woman, a mother, and a remarkable storyteller."
– Feminist Bookstore News

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157696863
Publisher: Three Winds Media
Publication date: 11/24/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

A writer, author, and editor living in southwestern Vermont, Margot has spent thirty-five years in the publishing/communications field and has worked as a freelance nonfiction editor, writer, and communications specialist since moving to Vermont from New York City in 1985. Her website is

As a founding member, Margot is proud to support Casting for Recovery – a national nonprofit organization that provides support and educational programs for breast cancer survivors at no cost to them – by donating 10% of the sales of the new, expanded edition of Little Rivers to them.

The author of three nonfiction books, she is a former contributor to The New York Times and her writing on fly fishing has been anthologized in numerous publications. She has edited several national magazines and dozens of nonfiction books, ranging from fine art publications and practical how-to books to corporate histories.

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