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Bruce Berger

Daniel Bayer

Bruce Berger grew up in suburban Chicago. A poet and nonfiction writer, he is best known for a series of books exploring the intersections of nature and culture in desert settings. The first of these, "The Telling Distance," won the 1990 Western States Book Award and the 1991 Colorado Book Award. His articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Sierra, Orion Magazine, Gramophone and numerous literary quarterlies; his poems have appeared in Poetry, Barron’s, Orion Magazine and various literary reviews in the United States, Scotland and India, and have been collected in "Facing the Music." His most recent work is "A Desert Harvest: New and Selected Essays."

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A Desert Harvest: New and Selected Essays
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
March 2019
ISBN 9780374220570
272 pages
$26.00, INSTOCK
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A career-spanning collection of Bruce Berger’s beautiful, subtle, and spiky essays on the American desert Occupying a space between traditional nature writing, memoir, journalism, and prose poetry, Bruce Berger’s essays are beautiful, subtle, and haunting meditations on the landscape and culture of the American Southwest. More/less

The End of the Sherry
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Aequitas Books
November 2013
ISBN 9781929355952
316 pages
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Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. LGBT Studies. THE END OF THE SHERRY recounts what happens to a young American who finds himself abandoned in southern Spain in 1965 with a dog and a dubious car, who stumbles into work as a nightclub pianist and stays for three improbable years. More/less

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