A River Runs Through It

Has anybody read “A River Runs Through It” by Norman Maclean. A friend told me that Norman Maclean wrote it when he was 73 years old. He decided that “it’s never too late to be, what you might have been”.

Correct, he was 73 and that was his first work of fiction. He had told the stories for many years to his children. He had a long career as a professor of English at the U of Chicago and wrote on Shakespeare and Romantic poets. After retirement, his children urged him to write out his family stories. He submitted the collection to many commercial publishers. One New York editor wrote on the MS: “But these stories have trees in them.” The U of Chicago Press published the book in 1976. It’s sold steadily ever since. Never too late is right!