The River Home
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 comparisons with such luminaries as John Voelker, Sigurd Olsen, and Aldo Leopold. The River Home is a testament to the ways that fishing, travel, and nature can put us in deep contact with the world - and with ourselves. Ranging from norther Michigan to Iceland, Chile, and the fabled ricers of the American West, it explores and celebrates the simple pleasures (and complex challenges) of family 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.