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Gone Fishing

For William Vande Kopple, family, fishing, and faith are inseparable. In The Catch, a collection of short fiction, Vande Kopple explores the connections within this trinity in both his distant and recent past. Along the way, Vande Kopple instructs himself on the importance of light-hearted hope in all of life, and allows us to overhear. For instance, in "For the Morrow," perhaps my favorite piece in the volume, Vande Kopple's dad pulls him out of a seriously dark depression and…
Mandy Suhr
April 16, 2005