TEMPLE STREAM A Rural Odyssey

TEMPLE STREAM
TEMPLE STREAM
Item# ISBN 0-385-33655-1
$14.00

Great blue herons, yellow birches, damselflies, and beavers are among the many runes by which Bill Roorbach discovers a universe of nature along the stream that runs by his home in Farmington, Maine. Populated by an oddball cast of characters to whom the generous-spirited Roorbach (aka "The Professor") and his family might always be outsiders, these pages chronicle one man's determination--sometimes with hilarious results--to explore his stream from its mouth to its elusive source. Acclaimed essayist as well as award-winning author of fiction, Bill Roorbach brings his singular literary gifts to a book that is inspirational, funny, loving, and filled with the wonder of living side by side with the natural world. 2005 paperback, 290 pages.