Barich, Bill

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The Sporting Life
Horses, Boxers, Rivers, and a Russian Ballclub
By Bill Barich
(Skyhorse Publishing)
Bill Barich’s widely praised work is at its peak in these intimate glimpses into the stories behind the stories, the real people behind the public façade of the athletic realm. In this collection, Barich takes readers behind the scenes of both participatory and spectator sports, whose wide variety include:... [READ MORE]
Hard to Be Good
Stories
By Bill Barich
(Skyhorse Publishing)
In his first collection of short fiction, Bill Barich gives us cause to celebrate a prose stylist who can gracefully cross the boundaries of genre. As stated by Anne Tyler, Hard to Be Good is so large and complete that you tend to look up at the end and find yourself surprised that it’s still the same... [READ MORE]
Carson Valley
A Novel
By Bill Barich
(Skyhorse Publishing)
From one of California’s most celebrated writers comes a generous and deeply absorbing novel, as filled with warmth and the hope of second chances as the land it describes.Returning from New York to the vineyards of Northern California to be with her dying mother, Anna Torelli never expects that the... [READ MORE]
A Fine Place to Daydream
Racehorses, Romance, and the Irish
By Bill Barich
(Skyhorse Publishing)
Laughing in the Hills
A Season at the Racetrack
By Bill Barich
(Skyhorse Publishing)
Bill Barich burst onto the literary scene more than twenty-five years ago with this remarkable account of racetrack life. Holed up in a cheap motel in Albany, California, only a few miles from Golden Gate Fields, he looked to the track to help him make sense of his life during a dark peiod of loss and... [READ MORE]
Big Dreams
Into the Heart of California
By Bill Barich
(Skyhorse Publishing)
The land of opportunity, a golden Eden, the last frontier. What is this place that has given rise to countless metaphors but can still quicken the imagination? For Bill Barich, the question became a quest when he realized that home was no longer New York, where he had grown up, but California, to which... [READ MORE]
Traveling Light
A Year of Wandering, from California to England and Tuscany and Back Again
By Bill Barich
(Skyhorse Publishing)
“Witty, knowledgeable, good writing . . . start Barich now and keep reading him.” —Tom McGuaneHere is a travel book with a difference: ten chronological chapters from a year of wandering, from the Pacific Northwest to Tuscany and back again to the trout-laden streams of California. Join Bill Barich as... [READ MORE]
Crazy for Rivers
Tales of Trout Fishing
By Bill Barich
(Skyhorse Publishing)
“That autumn, I went a little crazy for rivers.”So writes Bill Barich, and this charming volume captures the essence of obsession. The hours he spent on various streams became a meditation on family, friends, and the natural world. To anyone who remembers the infinite patience of a grandfather on a lake,... [READ MORE]
An Angle on the World
Dispatches and Diversions from the New Yorker and Beyond
By Bill Barich
(Skyhorse Publishing)
An Angle on the World is a brilliant tribute to Bill Barich's extraordinary range as a writer. Gathering together more than thirty years of work, this book addresses such diverse subjects as a murder trial in the Caribbean, a visit to a juju doctor in Nigeria, and the author's youthful escapades in Italy... [READ MORE]
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