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Book Title: The Earth Is Enough: Growing Up in a World of Flyfishing, Trout & Old Men|
The author of the book: Harry Middleton
Date of issue: February 1st 1996
ISBN 13: 9780871088741
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 921 KB
Edition: Westwinds Press
Read full description of the books The Earth Is Enough: Growing Up in a World of Flyfishing, Trout & Old Men: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 year1965, 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.
Read information about the authorLittle is known about Middleton's life other than the information he offered through his novels. Middleton died working as a garbage man in the summer of 1993 from a suspected brain aneurysm while swimming at a pool with his children. He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Marcy Middleton and sons, Travis and Sean Middleton of Birmingham, Alabama; father, Harry Frederick Middleton, Scottsdale, Arizona; sister, Mrs. Donna Middleton Bates; grandparents, Mrs. Rose Middleton, Shreveport, Louisiana and Travis Jones, Arkansas.
He had previously worked as an outdoors columnist for Southern Living magazine , but in his book, The Bright Country, he writes off his sudden dismissal from the magazine. Prior to working at Southern Living, Middleton wrote in the early 1980s for a magazine called Louisiana Life. His column of personal observations, entitled "Louisiana At Large," included essays with titles such as "The Day the Spider Died," and "The Boy's First Brush with Education."
Middleton was an English major at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and earned a master's degree in Western history at Louisiana State University in 1973. His thesis: Frontier outpost: a history of Fort Jesup, Louisiana, 1822-1846 .
He lived in New Orleans, where he wrote about food, art, music and books for Figaro, an alternative newspaper. He later moved to Birmingham.
Harry Middleton is also widely considered to be an outstanding American fishing writer. His signed books command high prices and are collectable. His first was published in 1989.
Middleton published the following books:
Rivers of Memory, published by Pruett Publishing Company, April 1993, 112 pages.
The Earth is Enough, published by Pruett Publishing Company, March 1995, 228 pages.
On the Spine of Time, published by Pruett Publishing Company, March 1997, 200 pages.
The Bright Country, published by Pruett Publishing Company, October 2000, 259 pages.
Middleton also published a LTD Edition Book called "The Starlight Creek Angling Society" Meadow Run Press.
He was awarded :
Friends of American Writers Award
Outdoor Writers Association of America Best Book Award
Southeastern Outdoor Press Best Book Award
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