Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 7:00am

Green Apple Books is proud to present an evening with local author and fly fisherman, Russell Hill.

Russell Hill's two previous novels, Robbie's Wife and The Lord God Bird both received Edgar Award nominations. His newest novel, The Dog Sox, follows a slightly different tack. A thoroughly satisfying baseball fantasia, it chronicles the tortuous fortunes of the Knights Landing Dog Sox, an independent minor league team in the entirely mythical Central Valley League. Equally evocative of BULL DURHAM and Bruce Springsteen, the story flirts with several dark turnings: and if the ending has a feeling of a picaresque fairy tale, it is certainly no more improbable that the idea that the San Francisco Giants could win a World Series Championship in 2010.

Russell Hill will be reading from and discussing his latest novel, the author's notes of which mention that he "has been known to go under water in search of trout"; so it's a fair bet that he would be willing to field any questions regarding trout fishing, as well.