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Lines on the Water [Paperback]

David Adams Richards
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Nov. 27 2001
In Lines on the Water, David Adams Richards writes eloquently and movingly about his life on the shores of one of the world's great fishing rivers. With the same insight and emotion that have won him praise for his fiction, Richards brings to life a community centred on fly-fishing -- a sport that has become, for many, a way of life. Weaving together tales of the guides and poachers, the "sports" and the city slickers, Richards pays tribute to all who have shared in the joy of fishing the Miramichi.

This is a book about our relationship with nature, about hunters and fishermen, friendship and family, history and memory. Lines on the Water teems with lore and wisdom, humour, and most of all, passion.

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Lines on the Water reminds me why I love to fish and, more importantly, Richards’ fine writing reminds me why I love to read.” —Paul Quarrington, author of Fishing With My Old Guy

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"Lines on The Water reminds me why I love to fish and, more importantly, Richards' fine writing reminds me why I love to read."
-Paul Quarrington, author of Fishing With My Old Guy --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format:Paperback
David Richards truly expresses the beauty and subtlety of fly fishing magnificenly. Whether a fly fisherman or not, this book truly is an enjoyable read. Through detailed and off-beat decriptions of his life and his love of the river, he reminds me why I love to read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful read July 19 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I loved these stories and the memories they rekindled in the country men of NB
CAnnot fathom how the publisher can offer at such an attractive price and in a professionally packaged shipping carton but heres a tip pf the hat!
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I read this book and every fishing trip I have ever been on came rushing back. As I read I could feel the weight of the fly vest on my shoulders and smell the campfire. No one other than a down home salmon fisherman could have written this book. While he fished the Mirimichi I fished the Restigouche and once had the privilidge of meeting his Uncle, Richard Adams, on the Matepedia.
I know the beauty of the land and the feeling of a line tighten under a heavy fish, Everything is so real, from the sound of the water and the singing of a reel being stripped of its line down to the irritating buzzing of the bugs. He speaks of the friendships on the river so accurately one knows it is not fiction.
A wonderful read that I tore through and will sit down again to read it again to savour anything I may have missed.
My only regret is there were only 5 stars to give it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Like Walden, but more interesting Jan. 17 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book is a joy to read. Richards tells his stories of the Miramichi as if you're around the campfire with him, and spins fish tales, one after another, not really connected but somehow all connected, till when you finish you feel you've somehow received wisdom. David Adams Richards is a master ---- I believe he's one of this era's great writers. Summary: The book is like Walden, but more interesting.
3.0 out of 5 stars Not to be considered a fishing guide to this great river. Nov. 7 2013
By Monica L. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I was hoping for more content on fishing the Miramichi ( Line On The Water ). as the secondary title ( A Fisherman's Life on the Miramichi ), to me was the more correct title for this book. I did however enjoy the read.
3.0 out of 5 stars The soul of a fly fisherman June 29 2013
By Jim Sullivan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Great read about a great river. If you like the solitude of a quiet river and a tight line, then you'll like this book
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful comparison of life's subtelties and fly fishing Jan. 7 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
David Richards truly expresses the beauty and subtlety of fly fishing magnificenly. Whether a fly fisherman or not, this book truly is an enjoyable read. Through detailed and off-beat decriptions of his life and his love of the river, he reminds me why I love to read!
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An accurate and warm sharing of memories on the river Sept. 29 2001
By Jim Hill - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I read this book and every fishing trip I have ever been on came rushing back. As I read I could feel the weight of the fly vest on my shoulders and smell the campfire. No one other than a down home salmon fisherman could have written this book. While he fished the Mirimichi I fished the Restigouche and once had the privilidge of meeting his Uncle, Richard Adams, on the Matepedia.
I know the beauty of the land and the feeling of a line tighten under a heavy fish, Everything is so real, from the sound of the water and the singing of a reel being stripped of its line down to the irritating buzzing of the bugs. He speaks of the friendships on the river so accurately one knows it is not fiction.
A wonderful read that I tore through and will sit down again to read it again to savour anything I may have missed.
My only regret is there were only 5 stars to give it.
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