As a lover of words, this is another one of my favorites. Robert Redford created a stunning movie about two brothers in Missoula, Montana, time period: 1910-1930. This is also a movie about fly fishing, but more about a family and their relationships and the constraints of their backgrounds and their inability to help the most troubled member of the family, the younger brother played by Brad Pitt. Robert Redford begins by narrating the story and quoting directly from the book: "In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing. We lived in the junction of great trout rivers in western Montana and our father was a Presbyterian minister and a fly fisherman who tied his own flies and taught others. He told us about Christ's disciples being fly fisherman and we were left to assume, as my brother and I did, that all first class fisherman on the Sea of Galilee were fly fisherman and that John, the favorite was a dry-fly fisherman."
Read the book if you can, it really is a autobiography. This is perfect summer reading as well, a collection of stories, but "River" is the best, just 104 pages. The author, Norman Maclean, was a professor of English at the University of Chicago, and is the older brother in the story. If you like Hemingway, Maclean's writing is like that, direct, clear yet evocative of time and place.
A River Runs Through It, and other stories. by; Norman Maclean, University of Chcago Press, 1976,
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