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Richard Bausch treats his characters and his subject matter in such a tender-hearted, sensitive way.
No other living author today writes with such beauty about the silences and yearning between individuals and those they love, hate, and forever long for.
Bausch manages to weave very detailed stories in what is seemingly a brief and fleeting moment in the characters lives.
Spirits, the last of the three short novels collected here, is the highlight. It takes the same intricate understanding of human relationships and the sadness they generate found... Read morePublished on January 9, 2013 by MP Johnson
I stumbled upon this book by accident, and now I wonder how it is that I never came across Richard Bausch before now. Read morePublished on March 17, 2012 by Kate Smart
this book is wonderful. It was given to me for my birthday and i read it soon after. I was unable to put it down and deeply moved by it. Read morePublished on August 2, 2004 by Me
I didn't like it as much as some of his previous work but it's still a good short novel collection. Spirits was especially entertaining with a serial killer, sex scandal and funny... Read morePublished on July 28, 2004 by anne