A River Runs Through It and Other Stories

A River Runs Through It and Other Stories

Book - 2001
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Two novellas and one short story, based on the author's own experiences, center on a young man's discovery of life and art in the woods of western Montana.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001
Edition: 25th anniversary ed.
ISBN: 9780226500669
Branch Call Number: FICTION MACLEAN 2001
Characteristics: xxii, 217 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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Interweaves the beauty of nature with the strong love that two brothers feel for their father and for each other.

Two fly-fishing brothers grow up in rural Montana during the early 20th century.

From its first magnificent sentence, "In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing", to the last, "I am haunted by waters", A River Runs Through It is an American classic.

Memories about growing up in Montana revolve around mighty trout rivers and the four-count rhythm of fly fishing. It is the one activity where the author's family can bridge troubled relationships, where brother can connect with brother and father with son. The title novella is autobiographical t... Read More »

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Sep 09, 2013

A beautiful piece of writing. "Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it."

Dec 14, 2009

"Then in the arctic half-light of the canyon, all existence fades to a being with my soul..."


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