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The patch

Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, [2018] 2018
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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The Patch is the seventh collection of essays by the nonfiction master. It is divided into two parts. Part 1, "The Sporting Scene," consists of pieces on fishing, football, golf, and lacrosse-- from fly casting for chain pickerel in fall in New Hampshire to walking the linksland of St. Andrews at an Open Championship. Part 2, called "An Album Quilt," is a montage of fragments of varying length from pieces done  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Essays
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John McPhee
ISBN: 9781980005339 1980005338
OCLC Number: 1057002772
Notes: Compact discs.
In container (17 cm.).
Performer(s): Narrated by the author.
Description: 7 audio discs (8 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: The pach --
Phi beta football --
The orange trapper --
Linksland and bottle --
Pioneer --
Direct eye contract --
An album quilt.
Responsibility: John McPhee.

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The Patch is the seventh collection of essays by the nonfiction master. It is divided into two parts. Part 1, "The Sporting Scene," consists of pieces on fishing, football, golf, and lacrosse-- from fly casting for chain pickerel in fall in New Hampshire to walking the linksland of St. Andrews at an Open Championship. Part 2, called "An Album Quilt," is a montage of fragments of varying length from pieces done across the years that have never appeared in book form-- occasional pieces, memorial pieces, reflections, reminiscences, and short items in various magazines including The New Yorker. They range from a visit to the Hershey chocolate factory to encounters with Oscar Hammerstein, Joan Baez, and Mount Denali. Emphatically, the author's purpose was not merely to preserve things but to choose passages that might entertain contemporary readers. Starting with 250,000 words, he gradually threw out seventy-five per cent of them, and randomly assembled the remaining fragments as "an album quilt." Among other things, The Patch is a covert memoir.

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