Join us in welcoming Tim Weed back to our store where he will be discussing and signing his new book A Field Guide to Murder and Fly Fishing: Stories.
A high mountain lake in the Colorado Rockies is the point of departure for these stories of dark adventure, in which vividly drawn landscapes provide an immersive setting for narratives about fishing guides, amateur sportsmen, teenage misfits, scientists, mountaineers, and expatriates embark on disquieting journeys of self-discovery in far-flung places: the hazardous tidal waters of Nantucket, the granite quarries and ski slopes of New Hampshire, Venezuela's Orinoco basin, the ancient squares and alleyways of Rome and Granada, the summit of an Andean volcano, and the tension-filled streets of eastern Cuba.
"Tim Weed's A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing is a fiction collection of the first order. I found myself parceling out the stories to make them last. These are stories that will live a long time both on the page and in your heart." --Joseph Monninger, author of The World as We Know It
Classic in feel and fresh in approach, the stories in A FIELD GUIDE TO MURDER AND FLY FISHING speak to the inextricability of exterior and interior experience; to the powerful magnetism of solitude versus friendship, brotherhood, and love; and to the urgent need for a more direct engagement with the planet that sustains us.
A Field Guide to Murder and Fly Fishing has been shortlisted for the New Rivers Press Many Voices Project, the Autumn House Press Fiction Prize, and the Lewis-Clark Press Discovery Award. "The Afternoon Client" won the 2013 Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards, and "Tower Eight" was the Grand Prize winner for Outrider Press's The Mountain anthology. Other stories have been nominated for the Pushcart and Best of the Net anthologies and shortlisted for the Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards, the Lightship International Literature Prize, the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers, the Rick DeMarinis Short Fiction Award, the Alligator Juniper Award for Short Fiction, and the Richard Yates Short Story Awards.
Tim Weed lives in Vermont and spends as much as possible of his non-writing time outdoors. He’s the winner of Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction award and his work has appeared in Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, The Millions, Backcountry, Nantucket Magazine, Writer's Chronicle, and many other journals and anthologies. Tim’s first novel, Will Poole's Island (2014), was named one of Bank Street College of Education’s Best Books of the Year. His new short fiction collection, A Field Guide to Murder and Fly Fishing, has been shortlisted for the New Rivers Press Many Voices Project, the Autumn House Press Fiction Prize, and the Lewis-Clark Press Discovery Award. Tim is the co-founder of the Cuba Writers Program and a featured expert for National Geographic Expeditions in Cuba, Spain, and Tierra del Fuego.