Search Results: "Robert Bausch"


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A HOLE IN THE EARTH by Robert Bausch
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A few narrative excesses aside: trenchant, funny, occasionally profound, and always surprising."
Mid-life crisis hardly describes the maelstrom that engulfs history teacher Henry Porter in his 39th summer, traced by Bausch (Almighty Me, 1991, etc.) in his finest and most complete novel yet.. Read full book review >

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THE GYPSY MAN by Robert Bausch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Bausch (A Hole in the Earth, 2000, etc.) wisely avoids the sensational, the sentimental, the easy effect, but maybe too scrupulously: his tale of lost souls lacks a certain poignancy or poetry that could make it more memorable."
A sober, unadorned tale of backwoods villagers who fear a murderer stalks their young. Read full book review >

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ALMIGHTY ME by Robert Bausch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1991

"He isn't Tolstoy, but, then, Tolstoy never had to deal with a world quite the same as this."
A spacey comic fable about the limits of love, even when you have the power of God: Bausch's third novel (On the Way Home, The Lives of Riley Chance) and a likable chronicle of the dissolution of one man's marriage. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF JESSE SMOKE by Robert Bausch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Those unfamiliar with football will be heartened to learn that the game's moves, strategy, and terminology are explained well enough that they'll be able to appreciate just how thoroughly la femme here kicks male derrière."
This sports-hero entertainment conjures up a woman who can play professional football in a book that isn't overly serious about such social issues. Read full book review >

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OUT OF SEASON by Robert Bausch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2005

"Bausch gets the quirks and rhythms of a small town in decline exactly right."
As autumn descends on an Atlantic coastal resort town that's seen better days, a quartet of characters haunted by the past collide in a moving novel. Read full book review >

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FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE by Robert Bausch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"With a setting gleaming with historical accuracy and a protagonist whose voice is right out of Twain, Bausch's novel is a worthy addition to America's Western literary canon, there to share shelf space with The Big Sky, Little Big Man and Lonesome Dove."
Bausch (Out of Season, 2005, etc.) rides into frontier America for a tale of a Civil War veteran weary of "trouble and slaughter."Read full book review >

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SOMETHING IS OUT THERE by Richard Bausch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2010

"Plenty here for Bausch fans to admire, but no startling breakthrough to attract a wider readership."
In his latest collection, Bausch (Peace, 2008, etc.) occasionally allows his stylistic command to be undermined by symbolic heavy-handedness. Read full book review >

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WIVES & LOVERS by Richard Bausch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2004

"A bleak vision, tempered by sensitive affection for human beings in all their frailty."
Short-story master Bausch (Someone to Watch Over Me, 1999, etc.) probes the tensions that seethe in families and marriages in three novellas, one previously unpublished. Read full book review >

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HELLO TO THE CANNIBALS by Richard Bausch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2002

"Still, Bausch's expansive, and somewhat exhausting, ninth novel (after In the Night Season, 1998) is a bold attempt at something different, and, as such, his most interesting thus far."
The conflicted love life and intellectual life of a woman coming to maturity in the '90s is juxtaposed with her imagined account of the experiences of 19th-century British explorer—and author of Travels in West Africa—Mary Kingsley. Read full book review >

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SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME by Richard Bausch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 1999

"Short fiction is widely regarded as Bausch's strongest genre, and this engaging collection can only fortify that impression."
In his fifth story collection, Bausch (In The Night Season, 1998, etc.) delightfully proves himself the chronicler of faults—not wrongs, but the shy, ambiguous, and sometimes disastrous ways we don'y quite get each other. Read full book review >

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THANKSGIVING NIGHT by Richard Bausch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Bausch's engagingly deranged characters hold our attention, and somehow muddle through, in one of his more interesting and readable longer fictions."
The interactions of several incomplete and varyingly dysfunctional Virginia families produce both sparks of contention and seeds of potential growth and change in Bausch's amiable tenth novel (Wives & Lovers, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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MR. FIELD'S DAUGHTER by Richard Bausch
Released: May 5, 1989

James Field as a single parent raised his daughter Annie, and it all but devastates him to see her grow up and run away to marry a degenerate coke-head like Cole Gilbertson. Read full book review >