Books by Robert James Waller

Robert James Waller is a writer, photographer, and musician. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Bridges of Madison County and A Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend. His other works include the New York Times bestsellers Old Songs in a New Caf?


THE LONG NIGHT OF WINCHELL DEAR by Robert James Waller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"Hard knocks in the high desert. Crazy luck—or coincidence—marks this squeaky desert romance."
Waller's nostalgic, low-strumming latest novel (after High Plains Tango, 2005) is a wispy distillation of several hard-bitten voices scratching out a living in the Texas desert. Read full book review >
HIGH PLAINS TANGO by Robert James Waller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 28, 2005

"About half a book, and pretty thin at that."
Waller (Puerto Vallarta Squeeze, 1995, etc.) brings schmaltz to another plane with this tale of a small prairie town threatened by evil highway developers. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 26, 1995

"Think of Hallmark on steroids, or the stuff they put inside Twinkies. (First printing of 1,500,000; Literary Guild main selection; author tour)"
Homo walleriensus goes south of the border in this slight, blandly self-important fable about the Man, the Woman, and the Prince of Darkness. Read full book review >
BORDER MUSIC by Robert James Waller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 1995

"What it is, in fact, is a no-holds-barred romance for men. (First printing of 1,000,000; first serial to Playboy; Literary Guild main selection)"
There's an old John Prine song, ``Spanish Pipe Dream,'' in which the singer meets a stripper who advises him to blow up his TV, move to the country, eat a lot of peaches, and try to find Jesus on his own. Read full book review >
SLOW WALTZ IN CEDAR BEND by Robert James Waller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 1993

A second wafer-thin romance from the author of The Bridges of Madison County, the debut novel propelled by Wallermania onto the bestseller lists, where it still reigns supreme. Read full book review >
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY by Robert James Waller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 1992

"The publisher, promising a big push, clearly expects its silly goose to lay a golden egg, and, who knows, maybe it will."
Here's a Hallmark card for all those who have loved and lost: a mushy memorial to a brief encounter in the Midwest. Read full book review >