Throughout his career, Harry Middleton contributed hundreds of stories, essays, and book reviews to some of the most respected periodicals, including The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Gray's Sporting Journal, Field & Stream, Country Journal, Smithsonian, and Sierra, among others. When he died in 1993, Middleton left behind a legacy rich with mountain streams, wild trout, & fishermen's dreams.
In That Sweet Country is a fresh, exhilarating collection of a renowned fishing writer's previously published works. A recognized name in outdoor writing, Middleton brings us inspiring selections such as "An Angler's Lament" from Southern Living (1987),"Spring on the Miramichi" from The Flyfisher (1991), "A Haunting Obsession with Brown Trout" from the New York Times (1992), and many more. Readers who have loved Middleton's work will cherish this compilation, while novice fishermen will gain a view of the world as Middleton saw it: "There are so few left, so few who believe the earth is enough."
"Harry Middleton brings to fishing the lyric reverence of Roderick Haig-Brown, Thomas McGuane, or Russell Chatham." — Jim Harrison
"His warmly elegiac memoir shows that in the modern world, madness may be saner than sanity." — Los Angeles Times Book Review
"He left a legacy that demonstrated both his awareness of mortality & his appreciation of how fishing could momentarily stay it." — Fly Rod & Reel
About the Author
Harry Middleton earned his MA in history from Louisiana State University. He was a senior editor for Southern Living & wrote countless articles for periodicals such as the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Smithsonian, Field & Stream, Gray's Sporting Journal, & more. He authored five books about fly fishing. He died in 1993.