Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction, Lines on the Water takes its listeners on a peaceful tour of David Adams Richards lifetime of memories and love for the legendary Canadian Miramichi system. Bob Brewster's gentle, quietly confident tone suits Richards' meandering anecdotes, winding patiently from childhood wonder and adventure to a modest wisdom kept in perspective by the grand scope of his beloved river.
Equally a celebration of the joys of fishing and those of life, Richards' journey teems with insights, characters, failures and triumphs familiar not only to his fellow fisherman but fans of memoirs alike.
Writing with the same mastery that has won him praise for his fiction, Richards takes us - even those unfamiliar with days spent in chilly waters - on an unforgettable journey to the famed Miramichi River. Casting new light on the mysterious and elegant world of fly fishing, it teems with lore and wisdom, humor, and most of all, passion.