Friday, May 04, 2007

Eric Blehm's most influential books

Eric Blehm, author of The Last Season --the "true story of the life and mysterious disappearance of James Randall Morgenson, who, over the course of 28 summers spent in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains, became arguably the most celebrated ranger in the National Park Service's most adventurous unit" -- shared a list of his ten favorite books with Barnes & Noble's interviewer.

One book from the list:
A River Runs Through It by Norman MacLean --

MacLean's writing goes right to my heart. I grew up reading Field & Stream, fishing in ponds, creeks, and lakes near my home in Valley Center, California, and trout fishing in the High Sierra, so that aspect of the story was an immediate pull. The character building, the setting, the way MacLean portrays fishing "like religion" just slapped me on the forehead. The book is one of the most touching, beautiful, and emotional reads available for anybody who has a passion and a family with "issues."
Read more about Blehm's ten favorite books.

--Marshal Zeringue