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Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers (John Gierach's Fly-fishing Library) By John Gierach Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781501168604
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Simon & Schuster - June 8th, 2021

Can you ever get enough of Gierach? If you said yes, you're wrong.

Here we have another collection of his humorous musings and stories. Not one to shy away from self-deprecation, we get to experience his triumphs and mishaps, the latter of which there are many. I'm sure all of us who fish can attest to that!


Review by Zack

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The High Sierra: A Love Story By Kim Stanley Robinson Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780316593014
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 10th, 2022

Science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson calls his time in the mountains 'hours stolen from the gods.' For me, this book was a touchstone for what I suspect will be a lifetime's interest in geology. Robinson turns out to be an enthusiastic amateur-expert on psychogeology, alpenglow, and traversing tallus and scree. A gold mine for any hiker, mountaineer, or reader of John Muir or Gary Snyder—and if you're at the intersection of any of those things, this book is a no-brainer. Buy in hardcover. Appreciate the stunning color photographs.


Review by Spencer R.