Old Songs in a New Cafe: Selected Essays

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Grand Central Publishing, Sep 26, 2009 - Fiction - 192 pages
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From Robert James Waller comes a wonderful collection of 19 essays--all of them as romantic, reflective, and timeless as readers have come to expect from the author of The Bridges of Madison County--a celebration of life and loss, of what things still can be.

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Old Songs in a New Cafe Cassette

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In a slow musical drawl, author Waller reads his own collection of essays that were written before he became famous for his novels, The Bridges of Madison County (Audio Reviews, LJ 2/1/93) and Slow ... Read full review

Old songs in a new café: selected essays

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Previously published in two separate volumes, these 19 essays by best-selling author Waller (The Bridges of Madison County, LJ 3/1/92) provide various, intimate, and stimulating reflections. Among ... Read full review


Excavating Rachaels Room
Slow Waltz for Georgia Ann
Incident at Sweets Marsh
A Canticle for Roadcat
A Rite of Passage in Three Cushions
I Am Orange Band
Drinking Wine the New York Way
In Cedar Key Harriet Smith Loves Birds and Hates Plastic
Running into Perry
The Lion of Winter
One Good Road Is Enough
Southern Flight

The Boy from the Burma Hump
Ridin Along in Safety with Kennedy and Kuralt
Jump Shots
The Turning of Fifty
A Matter of Honor

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Robert James Waller lived on a remote ranch in the high-desert mountains of Texas, where he pursued his interests in writing, photography, music, economics, and mathematics. He was the New York Times bestselling author The Bridges of Madison County, which has sold over 10 million copies, was adapted into a film starring Meryl Streep and Clintwood and also a Broadway musical; and its epilogue A Thousand Country Roads. He died in his home at age 77.

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