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Someone to Watch Over Me brings together twelve stories by one of America's most honored writers of the short story.

Richard Bausch is a master of the intimate moment, of the ways we seek to make lasting connections to one another and to the world. Few writers evoke the complexities of love as subtly as Richard Bausch, and a few capture the poignancy of the sudden insight or the rhythms of ordinary conversation with such delicacy and humor.

To read this book is to be reminded again of the power of short fiction to thrill and move us, to make us laugh, or cry. In these profound glimpses into the private fears, joys and sorrows of people we know, we find revealed a whole range of human experience, told with extraordinary force, clarity and compassion.

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Richard Bausch is the author of nine other novels and seven volumes of short stories. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Playboy, GQ, Harper's Magazine, and other publications, and has been featured in numerous best-of collections, including the O. Henry Awards' Best American Short Stories and New Stories from the South. In 2004 he won the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story.

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Richard Bausch's other books include Good Evening Mr. & Mrs. America and All the Ships at Sea, Rebel Powers, Violence, and The LastGood Time. He is the recipient of the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writer's Award and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives with his wife, Karen, and theirfive children in rural Virginia.

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