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Lines on the Water is a great book about fishing. The last fishy book on the YJ list was Thomas McGuane's The Longest Silence, which was hailed as an instant classic and has sold nearly 10,000 copies in paperback.

'A poetic account of the dialogue Richards has conducted with the river during half a century of listening to the whisper and gurgle of its myriad voices - a lyrical evocation of the sights, sounds and scents of a great Canadian waterway' - The Sunday HeraldLines on the Water is the story of a town, its river and the community of people who fish in it. David Adams Richards is a prize-winning author but when he's not writing, he's mostly fishing and when he's fishing it's always along the banks of the Miramichi river. This great river and the poachers, guides, visiting city suits and friends who share it with him have woven themselves into the fabric of his life and in Lines on the Water he pays tribute to them all. Spinning fishy tale after glorious fishy tale we join him and his companions on the endless search for the next great fishing pool and along the way remember why we love to read, and why we have to fish.

Formats & editions

  • Lines On The Water
    David Adams Richards

    Paperback

    9780224062824

    March 15, 2003

    Yellow Jersey

    256 pages

    RRP $19.99

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    Or

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  • Lines On The Water
    David Adams Richards

    Hardback

    9780224062800

    March 15, 2002

    Yellow Jersey

    256 pages

    RRP $49.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781446402955

    February 1, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    256 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

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