Douglas Bauer is an author and journalist whose work has appeared in Esquire, Harper’s, Sports Illustrated, the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Book Review, and other publications. He has written three novels—Dexterity, The Very Air, and The Book of Famous Iowans—as well as several nonfiction books, including Prairie City, Iowa and The Stuff of Fiction: Advice on Craft. Bauer has also edited two anthologies, Prime Times: Writers on Their Favorite Television Shows and Death by Pad Thai and Other Unforgettable Meals. His newest book, What Happens Next?: Matters of Life and Death, is a collection of essays that Andre Dubus III calls “masterful, soul-nourishing work.” (rhbouchard)… (more)
"These are some of the finest, if not the finest, personal essays I have ever read. With exacting and exquisite prose, Douglas Bauer achieves the truly remarkable here: he plumbs the heart of his midwestern family with brave and naked fairness, rendering his own mortality with a steadfastly clear-eyed and life-loving attention to all that is essential, our shared human frailty and resilience and those tangled but lasting ties that bind. What Happens Next? Matters of Life and Death is a masterful, soul-nourishing work, and I simply cannot recommend it highly enough." Andre Dubus III, author, Townie: A Memoir "A routine medical procedure is the starting point of this beautiful and original book of essays in which Douglas Bauer threads the story of his physical self in and out of the remembered and reconstructed past. The result is a gorgeous meditation on history, mortality, and love." Ann Packer, author, Swim Back to MeDouglas Bauer is the author of several books, including Prairie City, Iowa: Three Seasons at Home, The Stuff of Fiction: Advice on Craft, and three novels, Dexterity, The Very Air, and The Book of Famous Iowans. His edited works include Death by pad thai and Other Unforgettable Meals and Prime Times: Writers on Their Favorite Television Shows. Named the Public Library Foundation of Iowa’s Outstanding Writer in 2003, he has also won grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in both fiction and creative nonfiction. He lives in Boston and teaches literature at Bennington College.
Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)