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Readers will be hooked by March 6 Talking Books salon on fly fishing literature

February 20, 2007 -- By Carol Schmidt

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The literature of fly fishing will be the topic of the upcoming Talking Books Salon, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Borders Books in Bozeman.
Lisa Eckert, professor of English at Montana State University, will lead the discussion about the narratives of fly fishing that will hook those who like good literature as well as those who fish.

"Some of the discussion will focus on the metaphorical presence of the river (obviously a crucial part of many good fishing stories) and the characters that are drawn to it (the two-legged, pole handling kind) with an emphasis on gendered imagery," Eckert said. Among the works to be discussed include "The River Why," by David James Duncan, "A River Runs Through It" and "A Different Angle: Fly Fishing Stories by Women."

For more information, contact Borders Books at 522-9789.

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Michael Sexson (406) 994-5189, sexson@englishl.montana.edu