RANGELEY, MAINE—West River Media is proud to announce the release of river flowersBob Romanshort stories about wild fish, where they are found, and the men and women who search for them.
Bob has owned a camp in the Rangeley Lakes region of Maine for nearly forty years. During this time he took the advice of poet-turned-Buddhist Gary Snyder to “…learn the terrain, wink at all the plants, animals and birds, cross the streams and cross the ridges , and tell a good story when…he comes…home.
Over the past twenty years Bob has written a number of books centered on the small town of Maine, its people and its fly fishing. Newly published, river flowers is Romanshort stories, many of them set in the vast North Woods that stretch across northern Maine and New Hampshire, with a few detours along the way. The 217 pages of the book contain a number of watercolors painted by the author’s daughter, the accomplished artist Emily Rose Roman.
With a touch of heart, soul and a sense of place, these stories take the reader to a special world where you can smell balm on a summer morning, marvel at the setting sun on a backcountry pond and feel the rush. of a river by wading against the current. Don’t forget to bring your hip boots and your favorite fly rod when paddling the sunny lakes or casting a fly on the many tannin-stained streams found in river flowers.