From the acclaimed author of Fragrance of Grass comes a meditation on water and nature, fishing and growing older. And there are larger-than-life personalities that are bigger than the fish tales they tell! On the Water is a finely honed and well crafted collection of tales for the true sportsman and makes for a perfect companion volume to la Valdene’s celebrated collection of essays on hunting.
. There is fishing and diving in the Bahamas, tarpon fishing in the Florida Keys, and fly fishing for sailfish in Central America. There are stories of droughts and floods, of dogs and boats, of worms and rattlesnakes and even of catching and cooking soft-shell turtles that taste like osso-bucco.
FRAGRANCE OF GRASSAn ode to one man's enduring love affair with hunting, The Fragrance of Grass stands as a testament to Guy de la Valdene's deep affection for and abiding respect of the natural work and all its inhabitants. Set in places as far afield as france and Montana, and wildlife; food, wine, Saskatchewan and Florida, birds, this beautifully written memoir is a treatise on dogs, and women.
The fragrance of grass is suffused with la Valdene's appreciation for and understanding of natural history along with his vast knowledge of centuries-old hunting traditions. It is a walk through the decades of memories of fields and birds, friends and dogs that will be treasured by all true sportsmen. .
For a Handful of Feathers. The verbal spark and pace of a fine novel. Gray's sporting journal; "A gem that will appeal not only to hunters but to all readers who love the land. Publishers Weekly. A classic that compares well with Turgenev's A Sportsman's Notebook. De la valdéne structures his reflections around a year in the life cycle of the bobwhite quail, from one generation's birth through mating and the raising of their young.
For a handful of feathers reconciles a passion for hunting with a deep sentiment for the wild. Learning early on that while his work on the farm may awe his friends, and perhaps society's, de la Valdéne tries, he can never impress nature, with sensitivity and patience, to find his, place in the natural world.
A book as unapologetic as it is thoughtful about blood sport. Along the way, he gets pulled along on some side trips: to a masterpiece of controlled burning performed by a Vietnam veteran in a helicopter with 300 gallons of napalm, and to his own adventures when he improvises some dam-raising to fill his pond.
. A lifelong hunter and wild-game gourmet who has traveled the globe on expeditions with world-class sportsmen, Guy de la Valdéne purchased an 800-acre farm outside Tallahassee and set out to raise and hunt his favorite game bird, bobwhite quail. But de la valdéne is also a naturalist at heart, he found that running the farm compelled him to operate as both hunter and preservationist, and as he planted trees and divided fields, predator and protector.
The Longest SilenceFrom the highly acclaimed author of Ninety-two in the Shade and Cloudbursts comes a collection of alternately playful and exquisite essays borne of a lifetime spent fishing. They introduce characters as varied as a highly literate Canadian frontiersman and a devoutly Mormon river guide and address issues ranging from the esoteric art of tying flies to the enduring philosophy of a seventeenth-century angler to the trials of the aging fisherman.
The forty pieces in the longest silence—including seven collected here for the first time—take the reader from the tarpon of Florida to the salmon of Iceland, from the bonefish of Mexico to the trout of Montana. Both reverent and hilarious by turns, and infused with a deep experience of wildlife and the outdoors, The Longest Silence sets the heart pounding for a glimpse of moving water and demonstrates what dedication to sport reveals about life.
The Fragrance of GrassPart memoir, part history, and abiding respect for, The Fragrance of Grass stands as a testament to Guy de la Valdène’s deep love of, the natural world and all that inhabit it. Set in places as far afield as france and montana, this is a beautifully written book that is also an elegant treatise on everything from dogs, Saskatchewan and Florida, wine, birds, and wildlife to food, and women.
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TarponMedia. Tarpon; remastered to dvd, and jim harrison dalva, with brief appearances by richard brautigan Trout Fishing in America, Thomas McGuane Ninety-two In the Shade, shot at Key West in 1973 and co-directed by Christian Odasso and Guy de la Valdene, original music written and performed by Jimmy Buffett.
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A Really Big Lunch: The Roving Gourmand on Food and LifeA really big lunch, to be published on the one-year anniversary of Harrison’s death, collects many of his food pieces for the first timeand taps into his larger-than-life appetite with wit and verve. Jim harrison’s legendary gourmandise is on full display in A Really Big Lunch. He also wrote some of the best essays on food around, earning praise as the poet laureate of appetite” Dallas Morning News.
. And between the lines the pieces give glimpses of Harrison’s life over the last three decades. A really big lunch is a literary delight that will satisfy every appetite. Harrison is the american Rabelais, and he is at his irreverent and excessive best in this collection. John skowles, san diego union-Tribune on The Raw and the Cooked Used book in Good Condition.
Jim harrison has staked out a distinctive place in the world of food writing. Jane and michael stern, a muscular, new york times book review on The Raw and the CookedNew York Times bestselling author Jim Harrison was one of this country’s most beloved writers, brilliantly economic stylist with a salty wisdom.
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Cloudbursts: Collected and New StoriesMoving from the hilarious to the tragic and back again, McGuane writes about familial dysfunction, emotional failure, and American loneliness, celebrating the human ability to persist through life’s absurdities. Set in the seedy corners of key west, the remote shore towns of the Bahamas, and McGuane’s hallmark Big Sky country with its vast and unforgiving landscape, these are stories of people on the fringes of society, whose twisted pasts meddle with their chances for companionship.
Now the arc of that achievement appears in one definitive volume—forty-five stories, including two new and six previously uncollected pieces. Dvd: tarpon, UYA Films. Media. Used book in Good Condition. Grove. Anglers Book. One of the wall street journal's best books of the yearfor more than four decades, Thomas McGuane has been heralded as an unrivaled master of the short story.
Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker, and the World's Most Elusive FishWith cataracts from a lifetime of staring at the water and a tiny severance package after forty years of service, he watches as the world of his beloved bonefish is degraded by tourists he himself did so much to attract. He knows what the fish think, said one fisherman, before they think it. By the time dombrowski meets Pinder, however, he has been abandoned by the industry he helped build.
Media. Dvd: tarpon, UYA Films. Grove. Bonefish are prized for their elusiveness and their tenacity. Milkweed Editions. And no one was better at hunting them than Pinder, a Bahamian whose accuracy and patience were virtuosic. Used book in Good Condition. Anglers Book. Chris dombrowski was playing a numbers game: two passionspoetry and fly-fishing; two children, one of them in utero; and an income hovering perilously close to zero.
Enter, at this particularly challenging moment, it’s all paid for, a miraculous email: can’t go, just book a flight to Miami. Thus began a journey that would lead to the Bahamas and to David Pinder, a legendary bonefishing guide. But as pinder’s stories unfold, Dombrowski discovers a profound integrity and wisdom in the guide’s life.
For a Handful of FeathersAnglers Book. Dvd: tarpon, UYA Films. Media. Milkweed Editions. Used book in Good Condition. Grove. Drawing on his experiences running his own quail farm, the author reflects on his paradoxical role as both hunter and preservationist and the labyrinthine bureaucracy that often comes between the two. First serial, Sports Afield.
Cloudbursts: Collected and New StoriesGrove. Media. Set in the seedy corners of key west, these are stories of people on the fringes of society, the remote shore towns of the Bahamas, and McGuane’s hallmark Big Sky country with its vast and unforgiving landscape, whose twisted pasts meddle with their chances for companionship. Milkweed Editions.
Dvd: tarpon, UYA Films. Now the arc of that achievement appears in one definitive volume—forty-five stories, including two new and six previously uncollected pieces. One of the wall street journal's best books of the yearfor more than four decades, Thomas McGuane has been heralded as an unrivaled master of the short story.
Anglers Book. Used book in Good Condition. Moving from the hilarious to the tragic and back again, and American loneliness, McGuane writes about familial dysfunction, emotional failure, celebrating the human ability to persist through life’s absurdities.