The Tide Flows Out

Sporting Classics Review of The Tide Flows Out

Esteemed Sporting Classics Editor-At-Large and author, Jim Casada, has reviewed my third book The Tide Flows Out after having also reviewed my previous collection of books.  See the article in context or read the excerpt below.

“I have frequently bemoaned the fact that sporting tellers of tales in yesteryear—like Havilah Babcock, Nash Buckingham, Charlie Dickey, Robert Ruark, and Archibald Rutledge—men who brightened our days and lightened our ways with their enduring, endearing accounts seemed increasingly to belong to a world we have lost. Now, with his third collection of skillfully crafted stories, John Faris is happily proving me wrong. His writing exudes reality, seizes the reader’s heart, and takes us delightfully to fields and waters of dreams. Read and relish The Tide Flows Out. You will leave its pages touched and uplifted.”

– Jim Casada, Renowned Author, Sporting Classics Editor-at-Large and Book Columnist

Sporting Classics Review of The Tide Flows Out2020-11-10T22:49:36+00:00

“200 Duck Season”

Excerpt from The Tide Flows Out

“Of course, it was never just about the ducks. There was the comradery, the friendly competition, and the adventure of each outing. We all enjoyed hunting together so very much. It was being in the marsh, on the river, or in a flooded run of timber as the stars evaporated and the ducks rode the pink-rose dawn light.

For me it was the countless miles I walked along a creek bank with my friend Sammy and the learning of the wood’s ways from my dad and his older hunting buddies. It was just being with my dad in those final days when I was still a boy, but soon to marry and be a dad myself. I will always remember that 1966 season.

A special time. One to be cherished. One to be remembered.”

This passage appears in the chapter “200 Duck Season” in the book The Tide Flows Out by John P. Faris, Jr. To read additional excerpts from John’s book collection, to include a complete chapter from his first book, click here.

“200 Duck Season”2020-11-09T16:42:03+00:00
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