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This acclaimed, eloquent book takes a unique look at the world of fly fishing and one woman's place in it. "In essays both witty and moving, Page invites the reader to join her as she revels in the sport and the natural world as an angler, a woman, a mother, and a remarkable storyteller."--Feminist Bookstore News. Watercolor illustrations throughout.
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Little Rivers chronicles a woman's evolution from reluctant student to passionate angler and her adoption of this traditionally male sport as her own. But it is also much more than that.In Margot Page's own words, Little Rivers is about " a daughter coming of age after the death of her mother . . . a woman becoming a mother herself and going on to confront the mountains most of us face as we grow up: the passage of time, illness, our mortality. These are the currents that interest me. And when I sit down to write, these events are inseparable from my time on the water."Margot Page recounts for us her time on the stream in twelve exquisite essays. She invites us to her home river, Vermont's marble-banked Battenkill to Cape Cod saltwater fishing for striped bass, to Montana's big waters, and, most impressively, to the little rivers that run through her life and echo our own. Before our eyes, as we read, this granddaughter of Sparse Grey Hackle - in her debut collection of essays - emerges as her very own voice: strong, proud, and evocative. And we recognize a remarkable new presence - a female presence - in the canon of fly-fishing literature. (51/4 X 71/2, 148 pages, b&w watercolors)
Margot Page is the author of Little Rivers: Tales of a Woman Angler, a ground-breaking memoir about her experiences in the male-dominated sport of fly fishing. When she first learned to fly fish in 1984, she was the only woman in sight and had to wear uncomfortable men's waders and boots because women's fishing gear hadn't been invented yet. She also had to endure male anglers' audible comments about the oddity of seeing a woman on the stream. Struck by being a rare woman in the sport, she began to write essays about her time on and off the water that were eventually published by national periodicals, and she became the first woman to write for the New York Times' Outdoors column where she continued to contribute. These essays formed the backbone of Little Rivers: Tales of a Woman Angler, an eloquent, acclaimed chronicle of her evolution from reluctant student to passionate angler to married, angling young mother, notable because Page also writes compellingly about life's universal passages and challenges. Three decades have passed since she first learned to fish, a span of time featuring rapid advancements in fishing gear and attire technology for women anglers as well as periodic national explosions of new generations of women anglers across the country. Margot's relationship with fly fishing goes deep. She is the granddaughter of the legendary angling writer Sparse Grey Hackle and was married to popular angling authority Tom Rosenbauer. Her professional history lies in the book and magazine publishing industry, working with the renowned outdoors publisher Nick Lyons Books and then as editor of the American Museum of Fly Fishing's quarterly journal, The American Fly Fisher. She says, "Fly fishing has a rich heritage, especially in the field of literature, that stretches back over four centuries and I would like for this depth to resonate more with the current generation of anglers. It's too easy to lose sight of all those who went before us and paved our way." Margot is also the author of two other books, Just Horses: Living with Horses in America and The Art of Fly Fishing. Additionally she is a founding member of Casting for Recovery, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping breast cancer survivors, now celebrating its 20th anniversary. 10% of all proceeds from Little Rivers will be donated to Casting for Recovery. Working currently as an independent communications specialist, Margot continues to write both nonfiction and fiction from her home in Vermont. Her website is waterlightwords.com.
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Book Description Avon Books (P), 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0380726505
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