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FLY FISHING THE RIVER OF SECOND CHANCES: LIFE, LOVE, AND A RIVER IN SWEDEN
Author: Jennifer Olsson
Publisher: VHPS (HOLT & ST MARTINS), Oct 2003
A touching, irreverent, & very funny memoir about starting over in a rural Swedish village, & how love - & fly fishing - conquered all. 6x8 inches, 256 pgs.
Jennifer Olsson had a successful fly-fishing career in addition to being a wife, mother, and co-owner of a tackle shop in Bozeman, Montana, when she got an invitation to Sweden. A riverkeeper named Lars was trying to attract attention to his river, Idsjostromen, which was being rescued from abuse and overfishing. There she fell in love--with the country, with the river, and with its keeper. Life was realigned. Jennifer and Lars Olsson would spend half their time in Sweden, half in Montana. For Jennifer, moving to Lars's rural village seemed the stuff of fairy-tale romance--until she and her son Peter were hit by culture shock. Starting a life with a Swedish riverkeeper--and, for Lars, with an American fly-fishing guide--would take patience. Luckily, anyone who fishes has patience in abundance. Here is a memoir about second chances and not letting them go.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"Olsson speaks quietly on the page, full of humor and love for the wild rivers where she takes novices. Here is a voice of hope, not only for folks who want to fly fish, but also for women who want to do something out of the ordinary with their lives."
--Linda Hasselstrom, Author of Land Circle, on Cast Again.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jennifer Olsson has appeared on NPR's Talk of the Nation and CBS This Morning and was profiled on PBS's Western States Fly-Fishing Journal. She and her family divide their time between Gimdalen, Sweden, and Bozeman, Montana.