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The Earth is Enough: Growing Up in a World of Fly Fishing, Trout, and Old Menby Harry Middleton
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In this touching memoir of his boyhood on a farm in the Ozark foothills, Harry Middleton joins the front rank of nature writers alongside Edward Hoagland and Annie Dillard. It is the year1965, a year rife with change in the world---and in the life of a boy whose tragic loss of innocence leads him to the healing landscape of the Ozarks. Haunted by indescribable longing, twelve-year-old Harry is turned over to two enigmatic guardians, men as old as the hills they farm and as elusive and beautiful as the trout they fish for---with religious devotion. Seeking strength and purpose from life, Harry learns from his uncle, grandfather, and their crazy Sioux neighbor, Elias Wonder, that the pulse of life beats from within the deep constancy of the earth, and from ones devotion to it. Amidst the rhythm of an ancient cadence, Harry discovers his home: a farm, a mountain stream, and the eye of a trout rising.
In this touching memoir of his boyhood on a farm in the Ozark foothills, Harry Middleton joins the front rank of nature writers alongside Edward Hoagland and Annie Dillard. Middleton is the outdoors columnist for Southern Living magazine.
Harry Middleton is a critically acclaimed author whose books include The Earth is Enough, The Bright Country and Rivers of Memory. He is the recipient of the Friends of American Writers Award, the Outdoor Writers Association of American Best Book Award, and the Southeastern Outdoor Press Best Book Award. He passed away unexpectedly in 1993 at the age of 43.
"This is a grand true story and its wonderful old men are classic American characters."
"A haunting book, beautiful and funny and sad, written with enormous warmth and grace."
About the Author
Harry Middleton lived in New Orleans, and later moved to Birmingham, Alabama where he passed away.
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