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A North Country Life: Tales of Woodsmen, Waters, and Wildlife

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A North Country Life is the story of author Sydney Leas powerful connection to his family, friends, and the northern outdoors. Loosely organized by the changing of seasons, different sections feature essays on such topics as childhood family fishing trips in the wilds of Maine, trophy fly-fishing the northern reaches of the Connecticut River, the opening day of turkey hunting season in Vermont, and getting lost in the deep woods while deer hunting. The essays are introspective and dramatic illustrations of the blending of the human and natural worlds; emotion is attached to both spheres and adds texture to the sketches. Readers of varied interests will be drawn to the sincerity of the authors voice.

A notable writer and poet, Leas lyrical writing preserves a picture of people and places from the past with vivid scenes recalling former times and contrasting them with modern life. Thoughtful portraits of New England elders and the authors friends bring to life the outdoors as seen through many different eyes, inspiring readers to take a new look at the world around them. With the authors knack for descriptive language, this compelling read will strike a chord with anyone interested in the contemplative side of nature—which, in truth, is most of us.

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The author looks back at a lifetime’s worth of hunting, fishing, and camaraderie in the Northeast Kingdom.

About the Author

Sydney Lea is poet laureate of Vermont, and cofounded New England Review and edited it from 1977 until 1989. At times, he has taught at Dartmouth, Yale, Wesleyan, Vermont, and Middlebury colleges.  He has published ten poetry books, and many of his stories, essays, poems, and criticisms have appeared in the New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, the New York Times, the Atlantic, the New Republic, and other publications. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616088637
Author:
Lea, Sydney
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Author:
Lyons, Nick
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 b/w illustrations
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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