Book Details

When thirteen-year-old Jim discovers Sam, an older black man, fishing in his favorite spot one day, he has no idea his life is about to change. The two form a remarkable relationship and as the summer unfolds, Jim learns there is more to his new friend than he ever imagined—and that life’s most valuable lessons are often the most painful.

Hailed as “An excellent first novel” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry, River Season tells the story of a young boy’s magical summer in a small Texas town in the 1960s. Exploring the innocence, joy and heartbreak of youth, this semi-autobiographical tale grabs readers’ hearts and does not let go.


About the Author

Jim Black

A lifelong Texan, Jim Black was born in Center, Texas, and grew up in Archer City. Today he resides in Wichita Falls with his wife, Lorrie. He is the author of several books and plays. For more information visit

Also by Jim Black

Life with Bingo
Miracle on the Gridiron
The Football Hero
River Season_eBook
Manitou Lake
Manitou Lake_eBook
The Stones of Summer
The Stones of Summer_eBook