A River Runs Through It and Other Stories

  • by Norman Maclean
  • Narrated by David Manis
  • 8 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In A River Runs Through It, Norman Maclean claims that “in my family, there is no clear line between religion and fly-fishing.” Nor is there a clear line between family and fly-fishing. It is the one activity where brother can connect with brother and father with son, bridging troubled relationships at the junction of great trout rivers in western Montana. In Maclean’s autobiographical novella, it is the river that makes them realize that life continues and all things are related.
Just as Norman Maclean writes at the end of A River Runs Through It that he is “haunted by waters,” so have readers been haunted by his novella. A retired English professor who began writing fiction at the age of 70, Maclean produced what is now recognized as one of the classic American stories of the 20th century.
Here, with "A River Runs Through It", are two Norman Maclean stories never before on audio:


Logging and Pimping and “Your Pal, Jim”
USFS 1919: The Ranger, the Cook, and a Hole in the Sky

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Love completely without complete understanding

“We can love completely what we cannot completely understand.”
― Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories

A near perfect novella, carved into a near perfect book; a beautiful thing. That is all I have to say about that. Well, perhaps a literary/geologic inequality as a postscript:

Prose + Structure > Time + Ablation
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- Darwin8u "I write for myself, for my own pleasure. And I want to be left alone to do it. - Salinger ^(;,;)^"

Enjoyable Read

If you could sum up A River Runs Through It and Other Stories in three words, what would they be?

I enjoyed learning the nuances of fly fishing while listening to an interesting drama, good realistic balance of storytelling.


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- George Cantu "Red 1"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-21-2011
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books