River Home: An Angler's Explorations

River Home: An Angler's Explorations

by Jerry Dennis

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Overview

In this remarkable collection of essays and stories, Jerry Dennis demonstrates why he has emerged as one of America's finest writers on nature and the outdoors, drawing such comparisons as John Voelker, Sigurd Olson, and Aldo Leopold. Ranging from northern Michigan to Iceland, Chile, and the fabled rivers of the American West, Dennis explores and celebrates the simple pleasures (and complex challenges) of famiily 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. The River Home is a passionate record of life outdoors, crafted with clarity, insight, and wit—by a writer gifted with an instinct for what matters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312254155
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/11/2000
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Jerry Dennis writes on fishing and nature for Smithsonian, Sports Afield, and The New York Times. Author of A Place On The Water, From A Wooden Canoe and Canoeing Michigan Rivers, he lives in Traverse City, Michigan.

Table of Contents

Essays
Home Again3
Why Fish?15
Fishing Buddies23
The Music Out There34
Eight Days of Hendricksons39
Something Big49
Giants58
Secret Places67
Discovering72
A Trout for the Old Guy81
"Simplify, Simplify"89
Fish Naked98
Tying Your Own104
An Apology for Ice Fishing114
A Good Winter Storm121
Big Trout in Condor Country129
A Sport of Kings139
Fisherman's Weather153
Last Day161
Stories
The Pond at Millbrook171
The Ice182
One Angler's World193
The Eagle Comes Down204
Tom Dean's Boy217

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