A Place on the Water

here is a certain sweeping bend on the lower Boardman River, a place of deep water and drowned logs, where the river slows to mull in gloomy introspection. Upstream and down are shallows: slow, sandy flats interspersed with hummocks of ...

A Place on the Water

More than a collection of fishing stories, A Place on the Water is a passionate and eloquent exploration of subjects with broad appeal: love of land and water, informed and unsentimental appreciation of nature, and outrage at changes that threaten to obliterate places we can no longer afford to take for granted. Jerry Dennis’s sparkling prose and Glenn Wolff’s captivating illustrations transport us to a world we recognize from childhood: a place of limitless range and possibility, shimmering with life, where the very next cast will be the one that hooks something enormous and wonderful. PRAISE: “A Place on the Water is a collection of lyrical, haunting essays, set in northern Michigan. Many are about fishing, but that does not necessarily mean they are to be enjoyed strictly by anglers. Hemingway’s Big Two-Hearted River was about fishing, too, but can be read for pleasure if you have never wet a line…Dennis covers a lot of ground, then; but there is throughout the book a kind of constant tone, as sharp and precise as the scent of cedar. And it stays with the reader long after he has put down the book.” —Geoffrey Norman, author of American Way “Eloquent essays about the author’s adventures exploring his love of land, water and nature in his beloved Michigan…Enjoyable reading with beautiful, evocative illustrations.” —Sports Afield "Jerry Dennis is one of a handful of superb writer who love angling deeply and write memoirs full of warmth, eloquence, and wit. A Place on the Water is a book of many robust—and fragile—miracles." —Nick Lyons, author of Spring Creek

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A Place on the Water
Language: en
Pages: 202
Authors: Jerry Dennis
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-22 - Publisher: Diversion Books

More than a collection of fishing stories, A Place on the Water is a passionate and eloquent exploration of subjects with broad appeal: love of land and water, informed and unsentimental appreciation of nature, and outrage at changes that threaten to obliterate places we can no longer afford to take
Heaven Is a Place on Earth
Language: en
Pages: 330
Authors: Chevonne McGregor
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-04-13 - Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

This book details the events which led to the author being diagnosed with 'schizophrenia'. It tells of her time in the wilderness ~ searching for answers and how the good Lord guided her to the right people who prayed for and over her. It also tells how she was led
A Place on Earth
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: Mark Tredinnick
Categories: American essays
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: UNSW Press

This anthology brings together leading Australian and North American nature writers. Responding to places that sustain, inspire and sometimes sadden, the pieces are propelled by passion, anger and history.
A Place on Earth
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Wendell Berry
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-01 - Publisher: Catapult

Published in 1967, we return to Port William during the Second World War to revisit Jayber Crow, the barber, Uncle Stanley, the gravedigger, Jarrat and Burley, the sharecroppers, and Brother Preston, the preacher, as well as Mat Feltner, his wife Margaret, and his daughter–in–law Hannah, whose son will be born
A Place on the Magdalena Flats
Language: en
Pages: 69
Authors: Preston Jones
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984 - Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

THE STORY: The time is 1956, the place a small cattle ranch in drought-stricken New Mexico. Carl Grey, a former prisoner of war in World War II, is struggling to make a go of it, battling the elements and worrying about providing for his pregnant w