Friday, November 9, 7:15 PM: Reading and Book-Signing featuring Paul Hoobyar (Eugene), author of “Rogue River Reprieve.”
“Northwesterner Paul Hoobyar’s new novel, Rogue River Reprieve, takes a fresh look at what is an old and apparently insoluble question: What shall be the fate of the public lands and waters of the American West? Shall they be the terrain of industrial exploitation or the largely wild garden of natural fulfillment for what is here now and in the future?... More than any river writer I know, he captures the emotional rush of running difficult rivers in a drift boat—preferably a wooden one but OK for aluminum as well—by the strictest attention to the rower’s blade work with a pair of oars and the accompanying dynamics of water, as well as the judgment, nerve, and luck that attend the sport. Author Hoobyar gets it all in and he gets it right.“
--Glen Love is editor of Fishing the Northwest: An Angler’s Reader, and retired University of Oregon Professor of English, Emeritus.
Paul worked as a fishing guide, whitewater kayak instructor, and adventure travel and outdoor writer in the Pacific Northwest for two decades.