Sandy Holston, the protagonist of this novel, is a nurse who is an expert at fly-fishing the Ripshin River near her mountain home. James Keefe, her much older off-and-on lover, is threatened with dementia, and Sandy’s life is disrupted by a survivalist intent on hunting a mountain lion. “Although fly fishing informs and shapes Yellow Stonefly and its characters, the book is above all about love and death, anger, redemption, and finding a family and a home.” – Robert DeMott. “In evocative, elegant prose, Tim Poland brings into fine detail the particulars of place and the characters who cascade and swirl with the stream they live near. Like an artfully tied fly, this novel is full of craft, color, and anticipation for the pleasure it brings.” – Rick Van Noy. The author, Tim Poland, is a recently retired Radford University English professor who still lives near Radford University in Virginia.
Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, 2018. 266 pages. Hardback in dust jacket