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Fishing the High Country: A Memoir of the River

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From the first sentence, "I come from a long line of river people," to the last, "Bad luck to kill a moose bird," Wayne Curtis signals that this book occupies the territory of a classic, a lyrical memoir of a river and those who submit to its call.

New Brunswick's Miramichi River is one of the most entrancing salmon rivers in the world. In Fishing the High Country, Curt
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Paperback, 230 pages
Published October 16th 2018 by Goose Lane Editions
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James Fisher
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: memoir, miramichi
A five-star collection of memoirs from the "Miramichi Master" on fishing (including tips for anglers), family, and growing older. Even as someone who only fished as a young person, I found this volume fascinating.
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New Orleans-based writer Wayne Curtis is a contributing editor to The Atlantic magazine and regularly writes book reviews for the Wall Street Journal. He’s also written for American Scholar, Yankee, Smithsonian, Saveur, the New York Times, Architect, Canadian Geographic, Sunset, enRoute, and American Archeology. His newest book is The Last Great Walk, an account of a remarkable 4,000-mile journey taken in 1909, and why it’s relevant tod ...more