Scott  Gould-Gather at the River: 25 Authors on Fishing

Scott Gould

Bio

Scott Gould is the author of the story collection, Strangers to Temptation. His work has appeared in Kenyon Review, Crazyhorse, New Madrid Journal, Carolina Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, New Ohio Review, Bull, New Stories from the South, and The Bitter Southerner, among others. He is currently chair of the creative writing department at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. And he is looking for a good deal on a bamboo 4-weight with medium action.

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Gather at the River: 25 Authors on Fishing

From editors David Joy and Eric Rickstad comes Gather at the River, an anthology of twenty-five remarkable essays on fishing from an ensemble of contemporary authors. Their experiences explore the ways we come to water, for renewal and reverie, or to simply stand waist-deep in a river and watch the trout rise. Gather at The River is more than a collection of big fish stories; it’s Ron Rash writing about the Appalachia of his youth and C.J. Box revealing the river where he wants his ashes spread. It’s Natalie Baszile on a frogging expedition in the Louisiana Bayou and a teenaged Jill McCorkle facing new realities of adulthood on Holden Beach, North Carolina. This is an anthology about friendship, family, love and loss, and everything in between, because as Henry David Thoreau wrote, “it is not really the fish they are after.”

Moderator: Andrew Rogers

Andy Rogers is the Associate Chair of English at the Decatur campus of the Perimeter College of Georgia State University and Co-Founder and Co-Coordinator of the Georgia State University Prison Education Project.

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Gather at the River: 25 Authors on Fishing

The Cherokee have a ceremony of going to water. Once a month on a night governed by the moon, they go to the river in an act of renewal and reverie. Much like baptism, it is the belief that there is a healing power to water, a sentiment shared by every soul that’s ever stood waist-deep in a river watching trout rise. Gather At The River isn’t a collection of big fish stories. This is PEN/Faulkner Finalist Ron Rash writing about a 50-year-old fly reel. It’s #1 New York Times Bestselling Author CJ Box explaining where he wants his ashes spread when he dies. This is an anthology about friendship, family, love and loss, and everything in between, because as Henry David Thoreau wrote, “it is not really the fish they are after.” BUY THIS BOOK!

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