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Tales from Misery Ridge

One man's adventures in the great outdoors

Softcover, 206 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, Nonfiction, Outdoors

ISBN: 978-1-934031-60-5



Available as an e-book in these formats:
Amazon Kindle
Barnes & Noble Nook
Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch

About this Book:

Named BEST BOOK OF 2011 by the New England Outdoor Writers Association

Paul J. Fournier was a registered Maine Guide, bush pilot, sporting camp owner, nature photographer and videographer, a television producer and a longtime official with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Tales from Misery Ridge, One man's adventures in the great outdoors is his first book about his experiences and adventures in Maine's great North Woods and beyond.

Readers will soar with him on his first solo flight in a Piper Cub, see how a master builder makes Fournier's dream canoe a reality, meet brave flying Maine Wardens on rescue calls, net some spectacularly large salmon, and take part in an historic mission to transplant caribou from Newfoundland to Maine. Tales from Misery Ridge is a collection of those and other stories from a special time — and place.  

Tales from Misery Ridge

"Fournier accumulated a stack of good stories that are all in this book. It's a wonderfully rich book, honestly and beautifully written. ... Tales from Misery Ridge has what I consider two vital components of a worthwhile Maine outdoor book: a spellbinding story to tell and a skilled writer to tell it."
— V. Paul Reynolds for the (Lewiston) Sun Journal

A collection of the type of love stories Mainers can identify with — those between one man and the great outdoors.
Down East Magazine

"I doubt that you will set this book aside after you begin reading. Fournier's life experiences are many and varied ... From rampaging bears to giant brook trout, bush flying to treks down the Allagash, this book moves along faster than our spring-flooded rivers. It's a great ride."
— George Smith, writer, TV show host

His stories evoke stunning images of Maine's outdoors and the fun, adventure, humor and danger of enjoying time in them. One of Fournier's greatest strengths, something that seems to carry over from his work as a guide, is his willingness to teach and share his understanding and love for the Maine wilderness. Anyone with a fondness for this state would do well to read this book. If nothing else, it will make you yearn for the great outdoors and find a way to enjoy it and preserve it.
— Katy England, The Maine Edge

Paul Fournier

About this Author

Paul Fournier (1929 - 2013) was a native Mainer with a long career in the Maine woods, starting out as a registered Maine Guide and bush pilot. For twenty years he was the public information officer for the Maine Depa



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