The result is Old Songs in a New Cafe. A work of nonfiction, it takes you inside Robert James Waller's mind and world...revealing insightful experiences from his own life and, with his special magic, illuminating those poignant moments most of us share. Few writers possess the power to move us. Even fewer become legends in their own time. Robert James Waller has done both. Just as you have loved his best-selling novels, you will love...
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Robert James Waller is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County —which was adapted into both a film and Broadway musical. Waller is also a photographer and musician. His other popular works include Old Songs in a New Café: Selected Essays, Border Music, Puerto Vallarta Squeeze, and his book of photographs, Images.
Table of Contents
|Excavating Rachael's Room||1|
|Slow Waltz for Georgia Ann||9|
|Incident at Sweet's Marsh||17|
|A Canticle for Roadcat||25|
|A Rite of Passage in Three Cushions||53|
|The Boy from the Burma Hump||63|
|Ridin' Along in Safety with Kennedy and Kuralt||81|
|The Turning of Fifty||97|
|I Am Orange Band||111|
|Drinking Wine the New York Way||117|
|In Cedar Key, Harriet Smith Loves Birds and Hates Plastic||125|
|Running into Perry||137|
|The Lion of Winter||141|
|One Good Road Is Enough||147|
|A Matter of Honor||165|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I found 'Old Songs in a New Cafe' to be the choice selection of Waller¿s essays, although 'One Good Road Is Enough' and 'Just Beyond The Firelight' contain excellent essays as well. Waller is a master of dressing emotions in words and for me a new experience. After finding this author, I read his fiction as well. I don't care for some of the subject matter of the fiction but was intrigued with the sensitive prose. Behind it all is a seeker who has 'been circling a thousand years and still does not know whether he is a Falcon, or a storm, or a great song.' Waller sets me on a high plains afternoon remembering the flowers and the wind, dancing through the late autumn dust remembering those who were free. Trish New, author of The Thrill of Hope, South State Street Journal, and Memory Flatlined.
Robert James Waller is the personification of passion. His writing brings humanity into a greater and more meaningful perspective. This is the one book I've given to everyone I care for. A 'must-have' in every reader's library.
I liked some of these essays very much. My favorite was "Jump Shots."
Old Songs In a New Cafe is a book that I bring with me when I travel. I read it often and give it to friends as gifts. It has affected me in a very meaningful way. It is a masterpiece of literature. For every traveller, son, father - man.