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Wives & Lovers: Three Short Novels Paperback – Bargain Price, July 6, 2004
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“These fascinating stories, written by someone who clearly delights in human foibles, deliver unflinching gut punches while remaining undeniably moving.” (Entertainment Weekly )
“A first-rate collection of novellas that will break your heart and fill you with hope at the same time.” (Denver Rocky Mountain News )
“Superb … Bausch’s always deft touch seems to have become even more fine-tuned over the course of time.” (Seattle Times )
“Bausch’s emotional insight is staggering, and his talent [punctures] often-impenetrable battles of love and their aftershocks.” (Washingtonian Magazine )
“Bausch conveys a real perception of what e.e. cummings might call the power of life’s ‘intense fragility’.” (Washington Post )
“Short-story master Bausch probes the tensions that seethe in families...tempered by sensitive affection.” (Kirkus Reviews )
“A nice, brief introduction to this highly regarded American writer.” (Library Journal )
Top Customer Reviews
So, please do not disturb Mr Bausch. Let him keep writing, because I want more!
Where some might see the stories as melancholy or depressing, I saw a certain triumph in each one. All were written with a great sense of humanity and realism, highlighting ordinariness, even mundaneness, within multi-dimensional characters who are fully human yet beautiful in their failures and inconsistencies. A great collection and a very worthwhile read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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
Rarely do I ever rate books 5 stars, but I simply had to in the case of this book. The novellas are wonderfully composed. Read morePublished on November 10, 2004 by Antimony3
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