Walsh released “Follow the Dog Home” in 2011 and “The Marrow in Me” in 2009.
The author tells us that readers will recognize many Wellesley places in the new book, though he also writes quite a bit about the Needham Sportman’s Club, his local fly fishing trout pond. Walsh thanks fellow Wellesley authors Drew Yanno and Nichole Bernier for helping him with the organization and presentation of the book.
According to the description of Walsh’s latest on Amazon, here’s what you’re in for: “What does it mean to be a good brother, a good son and a good father? The Perfect Catch should be mandatory reading for anyone searching for those answers. It’s not just a book for men, it’s a book for mankind. It’s about breaking through male pattern insecurity and awkwardness and forming lasting bonds that actually come quite naturally to the women in our lives. Mixed in is some really good fly fishing and travel involving three adult brothers and elderly father. And just like the steelhead trout which are returning to the same river to spawn, the Walshes are returning to their roots as a family, as men, and for what could be their last time. In the end, 73-year-old Bob Walsh catches the fish of a lifetime; the greater takeaway is the admission of past failures, the casting away of old grudges and reeling in of new opportunities to bond with ties as thick as blood. That’s what makes Kevin Walsh’s thrilling new book The Perfect Catch.”
Walsh, in between many Bruins-related tweets this week, shared this with his Twitter followers about the book: “think A River Runs Through It meets Saving Pvt Ryan.”
The book is available at Wellesley Books, and also lists on Amazon for $17 in paperback (236 pages), $4 for the Kindle. (Walsh is donating 10% of proceeds to the One Fund Boston for marathon bombing victims.)
And yes, fittingly, the book has been released just before Father’s Day.
Looking ahead, Walsh will be discussing “The Perfect Catch” during a presentation at Wellesley Free Library on Aug. 15 at 7pm.