Books by Richard Bausch and Complete Book Reviews

Richard Bausch, Author Penguin Books $6.95 (240p) ISBN 978-0-14-010963-4
``Precisely phrased, recounted in a variety of stingingly accurate voices, these nine stories all deal with the failure of the spirit,'' found PW , adding that ``Bausch's emerging reputation as a fine writer will rise with this moving collection.'' (
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Richard Bausch, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $19.95 (293p) ISBN 978-0-395-59509-1
This beautifully observed story centers around Charles Connally, a Virginia college student in his mid-20s who is ambivalent about wife Carol's unexpected pregnancy. The coolness of his response troubles both of them on a Christmastime drive to...
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Richard Bausch, Author . HarperCollins $12.95 (240p) ISBN 978-0-06-057183-2
Bausch strikes another blow against sloppy, maudlin sentimentality with this slim gathering of three razor-sharp novellas. Straightforward but deeply affecting, his work, as usual, adds up to much more than the sum of its parts, with bright glimmers
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Richard Bausch, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $21.95 (390p) ISBN 978-0-395-59508-4
The reader takes possession of this flawlessly composed novel the way one walks through a house that, while never seen before, is immediately familiar and utterly one's own. Thomas Boudreaux, divorced proprietor of a used-book store in Virginia,...
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Richard Bausch, Author . HarperCollins $24.95 (403p) ISBN 978-0-06-009443-0
A house in Point Royal, Va., serves to entangle two families in clannish chaos. When local handyman Oliver Ward is summoned for a job at the house of Holly Grey and her aunt Fiona, he has no idea what to make of the two squabbling, headstrong old...
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Richard Bausch, Author . HarperCollins , $ 27.95 (656p) ISBN (672p) ISBN 978-0-06-019295-2
Two women who write—Lily Austin, a young wife living in Oxford, Miss., in the early 1990s, and Mary Kingsley, the real-life 1890s explorer and author of Travels in West Africa—are the dual protagonists of this novel by acclaimed short-s
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Richard Bausch, Author Simon & Schuster $15.45 (237p) ISBN 978-0-671-63875-7
Bausch's emerging reputation as a fine writer will rise with this moving collection. Precisely phrased, recounted in a variety of stingingly accurate voices, these nine stories all deal with the failure of the spirit, all, indeed, with aspects of a...
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Richard Bausch, Author W. W. Norton & Company $18.95 (219p) ISBN 978-0-393-30790-0
Among these 10 stories are the title tale and its sequel, ``Consolation,'' which examine the lives of firemen and their spouses before and after tragedy; and ``Luck,'' narrated by the son of an alcoholic housepainter. ``Bausch tells graceful,...
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Richard Bausch, Author . Knopf $24.95 (268p) ISBN 978-0-307-26627-9
Fissures of familial and amorous transgressions erupt in the seemingly placid lives of everyday people in Bausch's eighth collection (after novel, Peace ), where power outages, raging snow storms and the sweeping Mississippi River form a...
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Richard Bausch, Author Collier Books $8.95 (347p) ISBN 978-0-02-028145-0
``The sensitivity to emotional nuances that Bausch's work has always demonstrated . . . is again evident in this deeply felt novel that explores the ties between father and daughter,'' remarked PW. (Apr.)
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Richard Bausch, Author . Knopf $19.95 (171p) ISBN 978-0-307-26833-4
An abrupt and chilling act of violence opens Bauch's 11th novel, marking the beginning of a bleak but compelling meditation on the moral dimensions of warfare. Cpl. Robert Marson is trudging up an Italian hillside, leading two of his men on an...
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Richard Bausch. Knopf, $26.95 (352p) ISBN 978-0-307-26626-2
Set amid the chaos of 9/11, this novel from Bausch (Peace) is an adequate addition to the author’s oeuvre. After meeting at a fundraiser, D.C. congressional aide Natasha Barrett and disillusioned Episcopalian priest Michael Faulk fall into a...
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Richard Bausch, Author Linden Press $18.45 (219p) ISBN 978-0-671-66137-3
In these 10 stories, some of which first appeared in the New Yorker , Esquire and the Atlantic Monthly , Bausch ( Mr. Field's Daughter ) displays a powerful and consistent talent. The title story and its sequel, ``Consolation,'' examine the lives of
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Richard Bausch, Author Simon & Schuster $18.45 (347p) ISBN 978-0-671-64051-4
The sensitivity to emotional nuances that Bausch's work has always demonstrated, especially in last year's short-story collection, Spirits , is again evident in this deeply felt novel that explores the ties between father and daughter. When teenaged
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Richard Bausch, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $22.95 (257p) ISBN 978-0-395-64493-5
Bausch has offered us two fine novels, Violence and Rebel Powers , since his last collection, The Fireman's Wife and Other Stories. The eight previously published stories gathered with the title novella here testify that he has held on to the...
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Richard Bausch, Author HarperCollins Publishers $24 (0p) ISBN 978-0-06-017332-6
Bausch is a wily and subtle writer. Readers may initially wonder why he has made his new protagonist a naive, ingenuous, acutely self-conscious and foolishly idealistic young man with grand aspirations. Lacking qualifications or ability, Walter...
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Richard Bausch, Author Vintage Books USA $13 (0p) ISBN 978-0-679-74379-8
This beautifully observed story, a BOMC alternate in cloth, centers around a Virginia college student in his mid-20s who is traumatized by a violent event. Author tour. (Mar.)
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Richard Bausch, Author, Michael Kramer, Read by , read by Michael Kramer. Tantor Audio $24.99 (0p) ISBN 978-1-4001-0768-1
Michael Kramer brings life to the three young American soldiers, trudging their way up a mountain near Cassino, Italy in the winter of 1944, in Bausch's acclaimed novel. The reading is at a laidback pace, which works well when combined with...
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Richard Bausch, Author, Marty Asher, Editor Vintage Books USA $12 (390p) ISBN 978-0-679-75253-0
In this flawlessly composed novel from the author of Violence , a Virginia bookstore owner recounts the dissolution of his family in the late 1960s. (Aug.)
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Richard Bausch, Author, Biederman, Author HarperCollins Publishers $24 (214p) ISBN 978-0-06-017333-3
Confused relations and the panic of loss suffuse the tales in Bausch's (Rare and Endangered Species) stunning fifth collection of short fiction. In a typical instance, a man is afraid that he and his ex-wife are about to lose their daughter to her...
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Richard Bausch. Knopf, $25.95 (256p) ISBN 978-0-451-49482-5
In this masterly collection of short fiction, ordinary circumstances often become consequential turning points. The book’s apt title is not that of any individual story, but a description of the terrain Bausch’s characters inhabit. A first meeting...
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