the acclaimed author of Fragrance
of Grass comes a meditation on
water and nature, fishing and growing older. .
Water is a collection of
essays that all take place on or near
the water and pay tribute to the flora and fauna associated with those
the finer points of tickling rainbow trout in the streams of Normandy,
and of eagles and ospreys fishing for bass while barely breaking the
surface of the water. There are stories of droughts and floods, of dogs
and boats, of worms and rattlesnakes and even of catching and cooking
soft-shell turtles that taste like osso-bucco. There is fishing and
diving in the Bahamas, tarpon fishing in the Florida Keys, and fly
fishing for sailfish in Central America. And there are larger-than-life
personalities that are bigger than the fish tales they tell!
Water is a finely honed and
well crafted collection of tales for the
true sportsman and makes for a perfect companion volume to la
celebrated collection of essays on hunting.
On The Water
by Guy de la Valdene
Lyons Press, 2015
in The Nature Pages
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