The Longest Silence

The Longest Silence

A Life in Fishing

Book - 1999
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From the highly acclaimed author of Ninety-Two in the Shade and Nothing but Blue Skies comes this collection of breathtakingly exquisite essays borne of a lifetime spent fishing.

The thirty-three essays in The Longest Silence take us from the tarpon of Florida to the salmon of Iceland, from the bonefish of Mexico to the trout of Montana. They bring us characters as varied as a highly literate Canadian frontiersman and a devoutly Mormon river guide and address issues ranging from the esoteric art of tying flies to the enduring philosophy of a seventeenth-century angler. Infused with a deep experience of wildlife and the outdoors, both reverent and hilarious by turns, The Longest Silence sets the heart pounding for a glimpse of moving water and demonstrates what dedication to sport reveals about life.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780679454854
0679454853
Branch Call Number: 799.1/MCGU
Characteristics: 280p. 24cm.

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raydat51 Dec 08, 2011

Staggeringly beautiful writing; funny, sad, gentle melancholy but most of all a deep and profound appreciation of the beauty of the natural world. It brings me back to my growing up and exploration of the outdoors and my love of fly fishing. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

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