When author Willoughby Johnson and family bought a farm on a trout stream in the Ozarks, they bought into a close-knit community as well—“a junior membership in a vast web of human relationships that converge here.” Crosscut Creek chronicles a year in the tiny town of Crosscut, Missouri, and is more than a book about fly fishing for trout, it’s about connecting with land, family, and community. Whether writing about gigging for suckers, teaching his daughters to fly fish, or making moonshine, Johnson reminds us that sometimes the simple things in life bring the greatest pleasure.
Willoughby Johnson lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with his wife and two daughters. This is his first book.
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