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The River Why


Since its publication by Sierra Club Books more than two decades ago, "The River Why" has become a classic, standing with Norman Maclean's "A River ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Dave  M

life lessons

by Dave M on Oct 24, 2013

This a timeless book. of which has very little to do with the art of fly fishing and a great deal to do with the art of living a full life!


Prepare to buy several copies!

by tucsonreader on Feb 14, 2013

This beautiful story about family, fishing, love and loss and spirituality and life itself has moved me deeply every time I've read it--and has become a wonderful gift to friends. Duncan's use of words, his descriptions and his characters, are perfect. Don't just buy a copy for yourself; I'll bet that before you're halfway through you'll be putting together a list of people you know who will want to read it, too,


Wonderful book

by twinsdad on Aug 11, 2008

I picked this book up at a garage sale (sorry Alibris!) not knowing what I was getting. What a pleasant surprise! Duncan takes us on a journey through "Gus", the young man who basically lives to fish and decides to shape his life around that very thing. I'm not much of a fisherman, so don't let that scare you away. The story is about Gus' journey of self-discovery which he finds during his quest to fish and understand fish. I found myself also experiencing some self-discovery, and having some good laughs (and an occasional tear) along the way. Really worth the read.

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