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Fishing with My Old Guy
Paul Quarrington
1550545647
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
In the fall of 1994, Gord Deval set out in search of the world's biggest speckled trout. With a particular spot in mind and an intrepid fishing party of three fellow anglers including the author, he embarks on a quest for this elusive trophy. Along the way, the mysteries of piscatorial pleasure and a particular love of nature are revealed.


Fishing with My Old Guy
Paul Quarrington
1568361556
September 1996
Hardcover
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Book Review
The plain truth is that Paul Quarrington seems, from his writing and stories, to be exactly the sort of guy you'd want to go fishing with. And if you aren't into fishing, then he's the sort of guy to spin the tall tales for which fishing is known. Very funny and likably down-to-earth, Quarrington imparts his enthusiasm for clever brookies, elegant fly casts, and the wind-blown reaches of Quebec as he wades the cold streams in search of the legendary, record-breaking speckled trout.

From Publishers Weekly
The Old Guy of the title is Gordon Deval, who joined Canadian novelist Quarrington (King Leary) and two others on a fishing trip from Toronto to northern Quebec. The term is a generic one among anglers and refers to the experienced fisher who passes on secrets of fishing or casting...


The Favorite Game
Leonard Cohen
0771099541
May 1994
Paperback
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Fishing for Brookies, Browns and Bows: The Old Guy's Complete Guide to Catching Trout
Paul Quarrington
1550549448
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Veteran fisherman Gord "The Old Guy" Deval and his star pupil, Paul Quarrington, do what they do best in this book: talk and write about trout. Each section is devoted to one of three species of trout: brook, brown, and rainbow. Descriptions are given on where to find each fish, everything you need to know about live bait, what lures work best, and how to use them. This is the definitive guide for catching trout, mixing anecdote with practical advice and having a very good time with it all.


The Boy on the Back of the Turtle: Seeking God, Quince Marmalade, and the Fabled Albatross on Darwin's Islands
Paul Quarrington
1550547011
August 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
In The Boy on the Back of the Turtle, Quarrington attempts to discover his own little niche in the cosmos. Cruising the volcanic Galapagos Islands on a 90-foot liner in the company of his daughter, age 7, and his father, age 73, he tries to find his place as a Son, as a Father, as a Mortal frolicking beneath the heavens. Given that the Galapagos is the historic site of God’s greatest setback, he points out, it is a fitting place to play out the battle within him. Quarrington employs his trademark combination of wry wit and poignant observation as he takes readers on a wide-ranging investigation of everything from blue-footed boobies, careerism, taxonomy, and the nature of creation to pirates, frigate birds, Herman Melville, and the precarious ecology of the islands and the planet. The exploration of questions big...


Spirit Cabinet
Paul Quarrington
0802138071
April 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Canadian screenwriter (Due South) and award-winning novelist Quarrington (Whale Music) poignantly uses the tacky, tricky background of Las Vegas to tell the story of two magicians who pay the price for a great and dangerous wisdom. German Jurgen Schubert and Swiss Rudolfo Thielmann (think Siegfried & Roy) are sellers of wonder--a flamboyant Vegas magic act, spawned from a seedy club in Munich. At the height of their fame, they pay $4.8 million for the much sought-after Houdini collection, which includes the Davenport Spirit Cabinet and ancient books containing history's greatest magic secrets from all over the world. Labeled showmen, not "real" magicians, by their contemporaries, towering illusionist Jurgen and animal trainer Rudolfo are compared by the World-Famous Kaz to "chimps [who] bought some books about...


Spirit Cabinet
Paul Quarrington
0871138050
March 2000
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Canadian screenwriter (Due South) and award-winning novelist Quarrington (Whale Music) poignantly uses the tacky, tricky background of Las Vegas to tell the story of two magicians who pay the price for a great and dangerous wisdom. German Jurgen Schubert and Swiss Rudolfo Thielmann (think Siegfried & Roy) are sellers of wonder--a flamboyant Vegas magic act, spawned from a seedy club in Munich. At the height of their fame, they pay $4.8 million for the much sought-after Houdini collection, which includes the Davenport Spirit Cabinet and ancient books containing history's greatest magic secrets from all over the world. Labeled showmen, not "real" magicians, by their contemporaries, towering illusionist Jurgen and animal trainer Rudolfo are compared by the World-Famous Kaz to "chimps [who] bought some books about...


Galveston
Paul Quarrington
0679312366
May 2004
Hardcover
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Storm Chasers
Paul Quarrington
0312342810
July 2005
Hardcover
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From The New Yorker
In this swift, tightly plotted novel, a fictional splinter of land in the Caribbean acts as a magnet for storm-obsessed weather chasers when it appears that the island will be the epicenter of a hurricane. Each arrives independently, with emotional baggage so weighty that it tips the scales toward black comedy: the father of one eviscerated her mother with a kitchen knife; the family of another was wiped out in a road accident the day he won the lottery. Quarrington is interested in how extreme emotional storms seek out congruent atmospheric disturbance, and it's a relief, in these chaotic pages, to encounter Maywell Hope, a character whose pirate ancestors discovered the island, whose reading matter consists solely of antique travelogues, and who, having left the island only twice, stays almost completely...

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