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Author: Lexi Boeger
Publisher: Lexi Boeger, 2013, some pages, softcover
“Not Lost for Lookin’” won’t be your cup of tea if you require page numbers and quotation marks to navigate. But, if you’re willing to let Placerville resident Lexi Boeger be your guide through the creeks and canyons of El Dorado County with ghosts and beautiful trout as your landmarks, you’ll be fine.
More than fine, actually. Boeger’s lovingly rendered descriptions of Hangtown, Caples Creek, Slab Creek and the Mokelumne River take the reader on a journey from the tickling of a fly on the surface of a creek above a feisty trout, into the still, deep pools of an unraveling marriage and over waterfalls into friendship and choices about the life best lived.
Boeger is quick to make it clear that her first novel is a work of fiction. Maybe it’s even true, but “Not Lost For Lookin’” is also a work of the heart.
Boeger, creator of Pluckyfluff handspun yarns and fiber art, has three books about the art of handspinning to her credit, but “Not Lost for Lookin’” is a departure.
“I ‘ve always been a writer and I write whatever my focus is at the time,” said Boeger. “There’s been a shift in my life away from all the traveling I was doing for fiber art toward home, family and Hangtown, so that’s my current focus.”
She describes “Not Lost for Lookin’” as being about finding your way and living a life of meaning.
Boeger began the book as a fishing journal about four years ago and then wrote a fiction book and morphed them together.
“So it took about twice as long as it should have to put this book together,” she said.
Boeger is currently working on a few new books about characters and stories from around the Hangtown area.
After the holidays, she plans to do book signings, but they have not yet been scheduled. Check the Boeger Winery Website for upcoming information at boegerwinery.com.
“Not Lost for Lookin’” is currently available at lulu.com and some soft-cover copies are available at Boeger Winery on Carson Road in Placerville. The book will soon be available on Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com in both e-book and softcover version.
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