In these fourteen indelible stories, Richard Bausch once again proves himself a modern master.
From the prize-winning novelist and universally acclaimed short story writer ("Richard Bausch is a master of the short story" --The New York Times Book Review), thirteen unforgettable tales that showcase his electrifying artistry. Bausch plumbs the depths of familial and marital estrangement, the violence of suicide and despair, the gulfs between friends and lovers, the complexities of divorce and infidelity, the fragility and impermanence of love. Wherever he casts his gaze, he illuminates the darkest corners of human experience with the bright light of wisdom and compassion, finding grace and redemption amidst sorrow and regret. Bausch's stories are simply extraordinary.
An acknowledged master of the short story, Richard Bausch has written 11 novels and eight collections of short fiction. He has won two National Magazine Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lila-Wallace Reader's Digest Fund Writer's Award, the Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and The 2004 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story as well as the 2010 Dayton Peac Prize for his novel Peace. Before, During, After - a novel, is forthcoming.
For poet Anna Leahy and scientist Douglas R. Dechow, quintessential children of the Space Age, love for each other and love of space are inseparable. The moon landings, the shuttle program, the prospect of manned travel to Mars: each stop in humanity's journey to space has marked a step in their ongoing love affair with each other and the cosmos. Told by Anna and Doug in alternating chapters, part memoir and part homage to the unquenchable spirit of exploration, GENERATION SPACE is a charming, captivating celebration of the serendipitous power of a shared passion.
Anna Leahy and Douglas R. Dechow wrote Generation Space: A Love Story (Stillhouse Press, 2017). Share your memory of the Space Age at www.generationspace.com.
Leahy is the author of the poetry collections Aperture, Constituents of Matter, and Sharp Miracles.
Her book Tumor will be out in fall 2017 from Bloomsbury's Object Lessons series, and her co-authored book Conversing with Cancer is forthcoming in Peter Lang's Language as Social Action series.
Leahy is the editor and co-author of What We Talk About When We Talk about Creative Writing and Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom. She curates the Tabula Poetica reading series at Chapman University and edits TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics.
Douglas R. Dechow is a Writer, a Science Nerd, and a Librarian. Doug is currently working on his first novel, a cross-country spy thriller set during the Manhattan Project. Doug writes Lofty Ambitions blog with his wife, Anna Leahy. Together, Doug and Anna have previously published in the Smithsonian's Air & Space magazine, the BBC Online, Fifth Wednesday, and Chapman Magazine.
He is the Digital Humanities and Sciences Librarian at Chapman University in Orange, California. He is also the Curator of the Roger and Roberta Boisjoly Challenger Disaster Collection.
Doug earned his master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a doctorate in Computer Science from Oregon State University, a masters in Applied Mathematics from Ohio University, and a bachelors in Physics from Knox College. Despite some curious career choices, none of these schools has asked for their degrees to be returned.