Gather at the river : 25 authors on fishing

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From editors David Joy and Eric Rickstad comes Gather at the River, an anthology of twenty-five remarkable essays on fishing from an ensemble of contemporary authors. Their experiences explore the ways we come to water, for renewal and reverie, or to simply stand waist-deep in a river and watch the trout rise.

Gather at The River is more than a collection of big fish stories; it's Ron Rash writing about the Appalachia of his youth and C.J. Box revealing the river where he wants his ashes spread. It's Natalie Baszile on a frogging expedition in the Louisiana Bayou and a teenaged Jill McCorkle facing new realities of adulthood on Holden Beach, North Carolina. This is an anthology about friendship, family, love and loss, and everything in between, because as Henry David Thoreau wrote, "it is notreally the fish they are after."

The contributors are an eclectic mix of critically acclaimed writers including New York Times Bestselling Authors Ron Rash, Jill McCorkle, Leigh Ann Henion, Eric Rickstad, M.O. Walsh, and #1 Bestseller C.J. Box.

Some of the proceeds of every sale will benefit C.A.S.T. for Kids, public charity that joins volunteers who love to fish with children who have special needs and disadvantages for a day of fishing in the outdoors.

Introduction / David Joy
Gould's Inlet / Taylor Brown
Lullaby / JC Sasser
Fishing lessons / Ron Rash
In lightning past / M.O. Walsh
Lobstering with griff / Ingrid Throft
The mullet girls / Jill McCorkle
The simple angle(r) / Erik Storey
Dream fishing / J. Drew Lanham
Paducah '80 / J. Todd Scott
Some crazy sh*t5 / Frank Bill
A dream of trout / Eric Rickstad
For my father / William Boyle
The wooly bugger talk / Scott Gould
The year of the mackerel / Mark Powell
Frogging quintana / Natalie Baszile
Truth or consequence: the one that didn't get away / Michael Farris Smith
Bait / Chris Offitt
Shark bait / Leigh Ann Henion
Fishing lessons: an essay in two acts / Gabino Iglesias
Past the banks / Ray McManus
Sucker / Jim Minick
The encampment: the hotter, younger sister / C.J. Box
Temporal / Todd Davis
Some thoughts on marriage before I wed / Rebecca Gayle Howell
Memory of water / Silas House.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Novelists Joy (The Line That Held Us) and Rickstad (What Remains of Her) have pulled off the feat of assembling a fishing anthology that even non-anglers can enjoy, featuring essays from various writers that pay tribute to the beauty, peacefulness, and, sometimes, humor that accompany this pursuit. Novelist and memoirist Jim Minick, for one, describes fishing for suckers, the fish that feed on lake bottoms and are generally considered inedible, as a metaphor for his attitude toward life: "in suckerhood, not all is bad; I'm a sucker for the nip and run of dogs at play." Novelist Jill McCorkle fondly recalls a summer on a beach in North Carolina and the new perspective it gave her on for her father, a surf fishing devotee. Novelist Ron Rash dreamily reflects on how finding and returning to a special place of one's own-in his case, a gorge hidden off the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina-produces happiness. Joy, in his own essay, reflects that "all I know of beauty I learned with a fishing rod in my hand," a sentiment which aptly sums up this meditative, lyrical collection as a whole. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Fishing -- Literary collections.
Publisher Spartanburg, SC :Hub City Press,2019
Contributors Joy, David, 1983- editor.
Rickstad, Eric, editor.
Language English
Description 214 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781938235528
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