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2014 Timberland Reads Together

October 2014


About the author: Dylan Tomine

Dylan Tomine is a writer, speaker and conservation advocate for wild fish and water. He serves as a Fly Fishing Ambassador for Patagonia and a trustee with The Wild Steelhead Coalition. A noted outdoor writer, his work has appeared in The Flyfish Journal, The Drake, Golfweek, The New York Times and many other publications. 

His book, Closer to the Ground, was selected for O, The Oprah Magazine’s “Ten Titles to Pick Up Now” and received an honorable mention in the National Outdoor Book Awards. 

Dylan lives, fishes, forages and cooks with his family on an island in Puget Sound, where he’s hard at work on a new book and trying to keep pace with his kids, Skyla and Weston. When he grows up, Dylan hopes to become more efficient with his time or live in a place where the days are 28 hours long.

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About the book: Closer to the Ground

This book is the deeply personal story of a father learning to share his love of nature with his children, not through the indoor lens of words or pictures, but directly by exploring the natural world together as they forage, cook and eat from the woods and sea. 

This compelling, masterfully written tale follows Dylan Tomine and his family through four seasons as they hunt chanterelles, fish for salmon, dig clams and gather at the kitchen table, mouths watering, to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Closer to the Ground captures the beauty and surprise of the natural world and the ways it teaches us how to live with humor, gratitude and a nose for adventure. It is a book filled with weather, natural history and many delicious meals.


Closer to the ground by Dylan Tomine

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