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Nervous water : variations on a theme of fly fishing
Raymond, Steve.
Adult Nonfiction SH456 .R378 2006

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These two books add a bit more glitter to the bright thread of fly-fishing gold that runs through the fabric of American sporting literature. Barilla (English, Lake Forest Coll.), for whom peripatetic piscatorial pursuits are an obvious avocation, probes the beauty of trout fishing even as he and his wife seek answers to the intensely personal issue of wanting a family. Their quest for trout and for inner peace carries them cross-country, from storied Eastern waters through the Midwest and eventually to California. Evocative and worthy of the fine tradition of fly-fishing literature, the book has only one real shortcoming: how could the author ignore the serenity and fine fishing afforded by the southern Appalachian streams of the Great Smokies and the Blue Ridge? Raymond (The Year of the Angler) has for several decades made important contributions to the literature of fly fishing. In his collection of loosely connected essays, many of them previously published in fly-fishing magazines, we see him at his intriguing best. There's something for all tastes-easygoing appreciation of the sport's quirks, heartwarming reminiscence, and just simple tales wonderfully told. This is vintage Raymond, and for those who know his work, that means a literary wine to sample and savor. Both books belong on the shelves of public libraries and in the collections of anyone who appreciates, in the words of longtime Esquire editor Arnold Gingrich, that "the fishing's only part of it."-Jim Casada, formerly with Winthrop Univ., Rock Hill, SC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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