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A Place on the Water
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Jerry Dennis, author of It's Raining Frogs and Fishes, is a frequent contributor of essays, articles, and short fiction to many of the leading outdoor and nature publications in the United States. He lives in Traverse City, Michigan.

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Home for Dennis ( It's Raining Frogs and Fishes ) is Michigan's Upper Peninsula. There he has fished streams from the Soo in the East to rivers in Ontonagan County in the West, adding an occasional trip to the northernmost area of the Lower Peninsula. Although his father was addicted to bass fishing, Dennis early became an aficionado of angling for trout. He also developed a fondness for canoeing; one of his book's best passages chronicles a trip down the roiling white waters of the Presque Isle River. Another chapter covers his efforts to prove that Ernest Hemingway, who spent several summers as a youth in the U.P., was not writing about the Two Hearted River in his famous story bearing that title. The collection, gathered from pieces that have appeared in the New York Times , Outdoor Life and other publications, will interest ecologists, campers and nature lovers of any stripe or speckle. (Sept.)

"This writer-artist team shines a bright and lovely light on nature." --Los Angeles Times "Enjoyable reading with beautiful, evocative illustrations." --Sports Afield "Jerry Dennis is one of a handful of superb younger writers who love angling deeply and write memoirs full of warmth, eloquence, and wit. A Place on the Water is a book of many robust-and fragile-miracles." --Nick Lyons, author of Spring Creek "This is a book that will remind you why you've always loved fishing, canoeing, and all the other things you can only do on the water." --John Gierach, author of Even Brook Trout Get the Blues This writer-artist team shines a bright and lovely light on nature. "Los Angeles Times" Enjoyable reading with beautiful, evocative illustrations. "Sports Afield" Jerry Dennis is one of a handful of superb younger writers who love angling deeply and write memoirs full of warmth, eloquence, and wit. "A Place on the Water "is a book of many robust-and fragile-miracles. "Nick Lyons, author of Spring Creek" This is a book that will remind you why you've always loved fishing, canoeing, and all the other things you can only do on the water. "John Gierach, author of Even Brook Trout Get the Blues"" "This writer-artist team shines a bright and lovely light on nature." --"Los Angeles Times" "Enjoyable reading with beautiful, evocative illustrations." --"Sports Afield" "Jerry Dennis is one of a handful of superb younger writers who love angling deeply and write memoirs full of warmth, eloquence, and wit. "A Place on the Water "is a book of many robust-and fragile-miracles." --Nick Lyons, author of "Spring Creek" "This is a book that will remind you why you've always loved fishing, canoeing, and all the other things you can only do on the water." --John Gierach, author of "Even Brook Trout Get the Blues"

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