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"Home Waters: A Chronicle of Family and a River" with author John Maclean

"Home Waters: A Chronicle of Family and a River" with author John Maclean Online

Join us for a virtual evening with John Maclean, author of the new memoir, Home Waters: A Chronicle of Family and a River. In the spirit of his father Norman Maclean's beloved classic A River Runs through It, John's book is a gorgeous chronicle of a family and the land they call home. It is a meditation on fly fishing and life along Montana's Blackfoot River, where four generations of Macleans have fished, bonded, and drawn timeless lessons from its storied waters.

Home Waters is chronicle of a family who claimed a river, from one generation to the next, of how this family came of age in the 20th century and later as they scattered across the country, faced tragedy and success, yet were always drawn back to the waters that bound them together.

A universal story about the power of place to shape families, and a celebration of the art of fishing, Maclean’s memoir beautifully portrays the inextricable ways our personal histories are linked to the places we come from—our home waters. 

John N. Maclean is an award-winning author and journalist. He spent thirty years at the Chicago Tribune, most of that time as a Washington correspondent, before taking up a second career as an author. Since then, he has written five nonfiction books about wildland fires—Fire on the Mountain, Fire and Ashes, The Thirtymile Fire, The Esperanza Fire, and River of Fire—that are considered a staple of fire literature as well as training material for firefighters. An avid fly-fisherman, Maclean divides his time between his residence in Washington, D.C. and the Maclean family cabin in Montana.

This event is fully virtual and will be available to watch live or later on Vimeo. Click below to join us.


Part of the 2022 Winter Read. Read more here.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Mountain Time - US & Canada (change)
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