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“A familiar American story, beautifully told in a fresh light. We need to hear this story again and again, until, like Harrington, we realize that most of what we need to have a good life is within reach.” Stephen J. Lyons, USA Today
The Everlasting Stream
A True Story of Rabbits, Guns, Friendship, and Family
978-0-8021-4050-0 • $17.00 • Paperback • Feb. 2004
A Washington Post reporter discovers friendship, family, and the good lifethrough the unexpected brotherhood of hunting
Hailed as a Best Book of 2002 by Newsday and a Noteworthy Book by the Kansas City Star, The Everlasting Stream received glowing praise in hardcover. When Walt Harrington was first invited to Kentucky to hunt with his African-American father-in-law and his country friendsBobby, Lewis, and Carlhe was a high-flying reporter for The Washington Post with a distaste for killing animals. But over the next twelve years of hunting with these "good ol' boys," this white city-slicker entered a world of life, death, nature, and manhood that came to seem beautiful in a way his experience in Washington was not.
In crisp prose that brings autumn mornings crackling to life, The Everlasting Stream shares the lessons that led Harrington to leave the city. When his son turned fourteen, Harrington began taking him hunting, too, believing that these rough-edged, whiskey-drinking men could teach his suburban boy about lives different from his own, the joy of small moments, and the old-fashioned belief that a man's actions mean more than his words.The Everlasting Stream is a funny, intimate, inspiring meditation on the meaning of a life well lived.