Catch and Release

by John C. Pierce

published by John C. Pierce

produced by Sweetgrass Books

  • Cover art by Jo Hockenhull.

    John Pierce reflects on three decades of fly fishing near his family's rustic retreat in Idaho's Selkirk Mountains in Catch and Release, a collection of essays mapping the author's meandering route through joy and tragedy toward self discovery.

    Pierce explores sensitive territory, sharing the story of his son's battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma and melanoma and how it affected his family. He details how time spent on the river allowed him to recognize wisdom he acquired from the women in his life. And he reflects on how his experiences on a series of fishing expeditions forced him to reconsider his fundamental assumptions about life.

    The evocative biographical excursions in Catch and Release will spark recognition in readers who have wondered who they are and why.

160 pages, 5 1/2'' x 8 1/4'', 100 softcovers per case

ISBN 10: 1-59152-033-9
ISBN 13: 978-1-59152-033-7





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John C. Pierce align= John Pierce has authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited more than 16 books and monographs, and he has written more than 80 articles, essays, and book chapters. Pierce was raised on the Yelm Prairie, a grass-blanketed glacial moraine resting between the forested Cascade foothills and the cold waters of lower Puget Sound. After time in Minneapolis, New Orleans, Washington DC, Pullman, Washington, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Portland, Oregon, he now lives in Lawrence, Kansas with Ardith, his wife of 40 years.

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