The latest hilarious collection of folksy, humorous, and wonderfully wise stories about country life from the bestselling author of "The Blight Way" brings to life the offbeat, downhome characters in the Pacific Northwest.
For the first time, all four of Patrick F. McManus's zany books on outdoor life are available in an attractively boxed set. Contains The Grasshopper Trap, A Fine and Pleasant Misery, Never Sniff a Gift Fish, and They Shoot Canoes, Don't They?
Humorous tales about the joys and irritations of outdoor life range from instructions on how to use the boy next door for fishing-boat ballast to the delights of standing waist-deep in icy water to eating fried chicken and coffee by a smoky campfire. 100,000 first printing. Tour.
With his own particular brand of tongue-in-cheek humor, Patrick F. McManus plays havoc with the adventures of men and women in the great outdoors. I Fish; Therefore, I Am takes three of McManus' bestselling titles -- A Fine and Pleasant Misery, Never Sniff a Gift Fish, and They Shoot Canoes, Don't They? -- and brings them together for the first time in this three-in-one collection. Full of utterly enjoyable exposes such as "All You Ever Wanted to Know About Live Bait but Were Afraid to Ask", "Psychic Powers of Outdoorsmen", and "The Night Grandma Shot Shorty", readers will find hours of enjoyment as McManus takes the wildly unpredictable aspects of outdoorsmanship and reveals with humor and wit the pitfalls and triumphs of man versus nature. Containing over 80 slice-of-life stories by this bestselling outdoor humorist, I Fish; Therefore, I Am is a must-have addition to the library of anyone into nature sports.
"Bo Tully, sheriff of Blight County, Idaho, has seen his share of small-town crime. Fact is, everyone in the area knows Tully and his Blight Way of doing things. But when he and his deputy hike into the deep woods, tracking a suspected bank robber, little do they realize that they are about to witness a murder--and that, in turn, will lead the sheriff on an intricate trail, a series of twists and turns demanding his keenest crime-solving abilities"--Jacket.
This handsome new boxed set combines McManus`s four latest humor collections in uniform Owl editions. Includes the new The Good Samaritan Strikes Again, plus the bestsellers The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw, Real Ponies Don`t Go " Oink! " And Rubber Legs and White Tail Hairs. Print.
A collection of six stories includes "You Ain't Dead Yet," about a young man who spends one summer working as a grave digger, and the title story about two brothers, protestors against the Vietnam War, who come to an understanding of the impact of World War II on their father's life
In the wake of an elderly rancher's disappearance from Blight County, Sheriff Bo Tully remains skeptical about hysterical rumors of foul play until the discovery of four murder victims in a huckleberry patch triggers a high-stakes investigation. (mystery & detective). By the author of Kerplunk!