I debated whether to place this book in my fiction section, but, Mr. Lyons claims that even though these are mostly fishing stories, they really are mostly true! He grew up in McDowell County, West Virginia, and began taking notes as a youngster on his fishing methods and those he learned from others! Even when living out-of-state, Lyons has returned to West Virginia at least annually to enjoy its outdoor recreation opportunities. Of course these are stories about people as well, most notably “The Cheerful Botonist,” Dr. Ellis Meade McNeill, a professor at Concord College who Lyons has explored the woods with, not only as a student, but throughout McNeil’s life as well.
Parsons, West Virginia: McClain Printing Company, 2017. 155 pages with full-page photos. Trade paperback