A River Runs Through It and Other Stories by Norman Maclean. University of Chicago Press. (1976). First printing with 'adways' for always on page 27 and mismatched isbn numbers between the copyright page and the back flap of the dust jacket (the dj is correct). ISBN-10:0226500551. 6"x9" Hardcover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: 3/4" closed tear on the top of the front panel and another 1/4". Also on top back panel 1/4" tear. Sun-fading to part of front panel and spine. With original price of $7.95. No missing pieces. Now protected by a removable mylar dj cover. BOOK: Light cover edge wear. Otherwise, no previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. HG25a
""A River Runs Through It" is a semi-autobiographical account of Maclean's relationship with his brother Paul and their upbringing in an early 20th century Montana family in which "there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing."
"As he describes his brother's alcoholism and gambling addiction, Maclean also explores how both afflictions have always followed the history of his family, even back to their earliest origins among Scottish Gaelic-speaking Presbyterians on the Isle of Mull.
The story is noted for using detailed descriptions of fishing and the Montana landscape to engage with a number of profound metaphysical questions. In a review for the Chicago Tribune, critic Alfred Kazin stated: "There are passages here of physical rapture in the presence of unsullied primitive America that are as beautiful as anything in Thoreau and Hemingway"." - wikipedia