Search Results: "John Gierach"


BOOK REVIEW

NO SHORTAGE OF GOOD DAYS by John Gierach
NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2011

"Gierach's genial campfire manner and woodsy witticisms should hook more than just the average fishing fanatic."
A prolific fly-fishing expert and nature writer dispenses hard-won field-and-stream wisdom. Read full book review >

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STANDING IN A RIVER WAVING A STICK by John Gierach
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"Thanks, Mr. G., for another wonderful day in paradise. (Author tour)"
The philosophical trout bum is back in cold water up to his hips with a collection of 22 pieces that take him all over the Midwest. Read full book review >

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AT THE GRAVE OF THE UNKNOWN FISHERMAN by John Gierach
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"That's not the only essential lesson imparted by these musings, which convey the wisdom of fishermen who 'spent so much time neglecting more important things that they eventually redefined importance.'"
Through a fishing year with Gierach (Standing in a River Waving a Stick, 1999, etc.), one of the most—many would say the most—enjoyable outdoorsmen writing today. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER LOUSY DAY IN PARADISE by John Gierach
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"Some fine moments, as always; but Gierach should allow humor to arise of its own accord rather forcing it to the surface. (line drawings by Glenn Wolff, not seen)"
The usually reliable Gierach treads tepid waters in this latest collection of fly-fishing pieces. Read full book review >

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ALL FISHERMEN ARE LIARS by John Gierach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Elegiac tribute to the elusive art and ineffable pleasure of fly-fishing, with plenty of information about how it's done by true practitioners."
Passionate angler Gierach (No Shortage of Good Days, 2012, etc.) once again trolls for like-minded readers. Read full book review >

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DANCES WITH TROUT by John Gierach
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Informative and sassy, these well-crafted gems sparkle even in a genre known for quality writing. (Illustrated by Glenn Wolff—not seen)"
The lure of fly-fishing by a delightful essayist who's becoming one of the most popular and respected angling writers in the country. Read full book review >

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EVEN BROOK TROUT GET THE BLUES by John Gierach
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"With great good humor, Gierach casts his words in the tradition of the finest sportswriting. (Line drawings throughout.)"
Fine, sweetly written essays on the sport and art of fly- fishing, by a writer who thinks of himself as ``a reporter rather than an expert.'' A Colorado outdoorsman, Gierach (Sex, Death, and Fly-Fishing, 1990) views fly-fishing as ``a healthy antisocial sport'' that ``has become a highly refined ritualistic food-gathering technique in which damned little food gets gathered.'' Gierach fishes everything from glamour spots like the Kenosha Trout Club, where aficionados use thousand-dollar, custom-made bamboo rods, to simple farm ponds stocked because ``something in the collective rural American consciousness...abhors a fishless body of water.'' After trout, the author also wets an occasional fly primarily for bluegill, bass, and—sacrilege amongst purists—gar and northern pike. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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JOHN BIRCH by Terry Lautz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2016

"A useful work that elucidates both the U.S. role in China and some elements of the contemporary conservative mindset."
A serious probe into the life of the Baptist missionary to China who posthumously (and thus unwittingly) served as the right wing's poster child. Read full book review >

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JOHN MARSHALL by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A vigorous account of an influential American life."
A cradle-to-grave biography of the U.S. Supreme Court's longest-serving chief justice. Read full book review >

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JOHN HUSTON by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"The author is perhaps a bit overly enamored with his magnificent monster of a subject (and indulges a weakness for strained puns and clumsy humor), but this biography is a serious, intelligent, highly readable reckoning with Huston's outsize legacy."
A richly flavorful biography of John Huston, great director and bona fide man's man. Read full book review >