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Casting Quiet Waters

Reflections on Life and Fishing

edited by Jake Macdonald

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Casting Quiet Waters is a major collection of reflections on the human condition through the lens of fishing.

In this volume of essays by some of North America’s most respected literary writers, each author takes us on a fishing trip that provides an opportunity to explore issues of the human condition. The writer and the angler both toss lines, chase shadows, and spend countless hours pondering what might have been. In life, as in fishing, the trophy always gets away. But the writer at least brings home a story.

Authors include:

•David Adams Richards •Wayne Curtis •Tom McGuane •Charles Gaines •David Carpenter •Ian Pearson •Kenneth Kidd •Jake MacDonald •Marni Jackson •Annie Proulx •Charles Wilkins •Ian Frazier

About the Author

Jake Macdonald

Jake MacDonald is an award-winning author of six books, a short story writer and a journalist. His memoir, Houseboat Chronicles, won three awards, including the Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize. His feature articles have been published in Saturday Night, The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s and Canadian Geographic, among others. He divides his time between Winnipeg and Toronto and a rustic retreat in Minaki, Ontario.

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Editorial Reviews

"A dozen essays from Annie Proulx, Charles Gaines, plus MacDonald and other Cottage Life contributors, a.k.a. some of 'North America’s most respected literary writers.'" —Cottage Life


"[An] entertaining and absorbing anthology . . ." — Philip Marchand, National Post


"This non-fiction collection of short stories compiled by acclaimed Winnipeg author Jake MacDonald will be a delight for stress-worn folk who remember with fondness the tranquility of a babbling brook or the peculiar cosiness of an ice-fishing shack on a frigid Manitoba winter morning." —Angela North, Winnipeg Free Press

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