Episode 257: Reflections on John Maclean’s Home Waters

John Maclean’s Home Waters is a memoir of his father, Norman Maclean, the author of “A River Runs Through It.” In this memoir, John reflects on his growing up as the grandson and son of two characters in the novella and movie.

In “Reflections on John Maclean’s Home Waters,” we discuss what resonated with us about John’s unique perspective on the life of his father. Steve connected with the scholarly life of Norman combined with his passion for fly fishing. Dave thought that the fact that Norman did not publish “A River Runs Through It” until after he retired from the University of Chicago gives hope for those who are older to continue to be productive.


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One Reply to “Episode 257: Reflections on John Maclean’s Home Waters”

  1. Appreciated your thoughts on Montana. It reminded me of the Henry Winkler quote:
    “My heart lives in New York, where I was born and raised. My body lives in Los Angeles, where I do much of my work. My soul lives in Montana, where I fish.”
    I have stolen that line a few times, making the appropriate geographic substitutions in the first two lines.
    With apologies to the apostle Paul, who tells me to think of myself as a citizen of heaven, the strong draw to Montana seems to take on an almost spiritual nature. That longing for Montana is especially powerful during winter while planning the next trip to the holy waters.
    Steve in Indiana

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