Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 217 pages
Audiobook Length: 3 hours and 56 minutes
First Published: 1976
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From its first magnificent sentence, “In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing,” to the last, “I am haunted by waters,” A River Runs Through It is an American classic. Based on Norman Maclean’s childhood experiences, A River Runs Through It has established itself as one of the most moving stories of our time; it captivates readers with vivid descriptions of life along Montana’s Big Blackfoot River and its near magical blend of fly fishing with the troubling affections of the heart.
Quotes from a river runs through it
The hardest thing usually to leave behind, as was the case now, can loosely be called the conscience.
I did not know that stories of life are often more like rivers than books.
At sunrise, everything is luminous but not clear.
Movie Trailer for a river runs through it (1992)
About norman maclean
Norman Maclean (1902-90), woodsman, scholar, teacher, and storyteller, grew up in the Western Rocky Mountains of Montana and worked for many years in logging camps and for the United States Forestry Service before beginning his academic career. He retired from the University of Chicago in 1973. Visit the author’s website →