What the River Knows: An Angler in Midstream

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University of Chicago Press, 1996 - 252 pages
At the age of forty-two, Wayne Fields set upon a sort of pilgrimage when he waded the near twenty-mile stretch of a small river in northern Michigan with fly rod in hand. He emerged with a beautiful and poignant memoir, a meditation on families and aging, and a whimsical response to what time, and streams, and those we care about bring into our lives.
 

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I read over half of this book (skipping most of the 2nd half but finishing the last 35 pages) before giving this to a retired friend who is an avid fly fisherman. Further similarities with my friend ... Read full review

Contents

August 1
13
August 6
54
August 7
68
August 8
84
August 9
90
August 10
111
August 14
132
August 16
151
August 19
202
August 20
217
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Wayne Fields is professor of English and dean at University College, Washington University, St. Louis.

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