New Books: Home Pool – Stories of Fly Fishing and Lesser Passions
Dizzying Heights author Bruce Ducker has just released a new collection of 16 short stories about fly fishing. Home Pool: Stories of Fly Fishing and Lesser Passions (Stackpole Books, August 2008, 192 pages) uses a variety of characters — from a cantankerous old man to a fish-savvy housewife to a Hassidic scholar with incredible beginner’s luck — to illustrate human relationships.
We picked up on a story this morning by Janet Urquhart, who offers this bit on Ducker’s writing history: “Ducker’s fishing stories have appeared in sporting publications, but he calls most of his work — unrelated to angling — ‘serious, somber pieces’ that appear in various literary journals. He has also authored eight novels, including ‘Dizzying Heights,’ a comic novel set in Aspen, where he previously owned a home.” In the Aspen Times.
Home Pool: Stories of Fly Fishing and Lesser Passions on Amazon.