The Earth Is Enough: Growing Up In A World Of Flyfishing, Trout & Old Men by Harry MiddletonThe Earth Is Enough: Growing Up In A World Of Flyfishing, Trout & Old Men by Harry Middleton

The Earth Is Enough: Growing Up In A World Of Flyfishing, Trout & Old Men

byHarry MiddletonForeword byRussell Chatham

Paperback | February 1, 1996

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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 year 1965, 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 eccentric neighbor, Elias Wonder, that the pulse of life beats from within the deep constancy of the earth, and from one's 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.

Harry Middleton was a writer and author of five books on fishing and the outdoor lifestyle. He wrote intensely descriptive prose using a wide- ranging vocabulary to create sparkling stories about wild places and remote trout streams. He was a critically acclaimed author whose books include The Earth is Enough: Growing Up in a World of...
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Title:The Earth Is Enough: Growing Up In A World Of Flyfishing, Trout & Old MenFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:228 pages, 9.22 × 5.86 × 0.56 inShipping dimensions:9.22 × 5.86 × 0.56 inPublished:February 1, 1996Publisher:West Margin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0871088746

ISBN - 13:9780871088741

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From the Author

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 year 1965, 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 one’s 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.

From Our Editors

This remarkable memoir traces Harry Middleton’s boyhood experiences with three old men living in poverty on a farm in the Ozarks. Through their back yard ran a stream and Middleton’s uncle, grandfather and an eccentric Native American taught Harry about the rhythm of the Earth as it pulses through the mountains and the rivers. The Earth is Enough: Growing up in a World of Fly Fishing, Trout, & Old Men is a truly stirring look at the loss of innocence and the powerful discovery of nature’s harmony, a discovery that would guide Middleton throughout his life. This boy’s story is a must-read for anyone who loves great literature or has grown up with fishing. 

Editorial Reviews

"An extraordinary account of the sustaining powers of landscape, of the stewardship of private places, and of those rare people in life who, by their refusal to teach, become our most enligtening teachers. A haunting book, beautiful and funny and sad, written with enormous warmth and grace."