The Dartmouth Women’s Club of Boston, Inc.


April Meeting: Authors Night

  • April 05, 2017
  • 7:00 PM
  • 15 Depot Square, Lexington, MA


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Please join us for an evening with the authors of The Confluence:  Fly-fishing and Friendship in the Dartmouth College Grant.  Subtitled “A Collection of Essays, Art, and Tall Tales,” the book is the work of seven friends, Dartmouth College classmates who’ve maintained their friendship over time.  We hope this event will present an opportunity for you to invite family and friends to spend a casual evening together in good company.   

The book is summarized on Amazon as follows:

Seven lifelong friends head north each June to a remote cabin at the confluence of the Dead Diamond and Swift Diamond Rivers. What started as a single fishing trip has evolved over twenty-plus years into an annual retreat to the mystical environs of the Dartmouth College Grant, far from the workaday world and vibrant with brotherhood, creativity and reflection.

Fishing is only a part of their story. In a collection of intertwined essays from seven unique voices, the authors reveal how their friendships have grown deeper as their lives flow into middle age, with laughs, tears and insight into the intersection between humanity and the natural world. The reader comes along to experience wilderness wonders, stinky outhouses, original watercolors, floods, a wine tasting, a dramatic search and rescue…and fly-fishing for native brook trout.

And the reviews indicate the subject matter speaks to our universal experience: 

"I read The Confluence with more than a trace of envy because so few of us have the gift of keeping lifelong friends from college. As the chapters went by, and I saw these friendships ripen and deepen I realized the book goes beyond one college and one shared backwoods tract. It's about the very meaning of friendship and young people growing older together."
-Mel Allen, Editor, Yankee Magazine
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