Old Songs in a New Cafe: Selected Essays

Old Songs in a New Cafe: Selected Essays

by Robert James Waller

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Overview

From Robert James Waller comes a wonderful collection of 19 essays--all of them as romantic, reflective, and timeless as readers have come to expect from the author of The Bridges of Madison County--a celebration of life and loss, of what things still can be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759524804
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 09/26/2009
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 570,476
File size: 339 KB

About the Author

Robert James Waller lived on a remote ranch in the high-desert mountains of Texas, where he pursued his interests in writing, photography, music, economics, and mathematics. He was the New York Times bestselling author The Bridges of Madison County, which has sold over 10 million copies, was adapted into a film starring Meryl Streep and Clintwood and also a Broadway musical; and its epilogue A Thousand Country Roads. He died in his home at age 77.

Table of Contents

Forewordxi
Prefacexv
Excavating Rachael's Room1
Slow Waltz for Georgia Ann9
Incident at Sweet's Marsh17
A Canticle for Roadcat25
Romance41
A Rite of Passage in Three Cushions53
The Boy from the Burma Hump63
Ridin' Along in Safety with Kennedy and Kuralt81
Jump Shots87
The Turning of Fifty97
I Am Orange Band111
Drinking Wine the New York Way117
In Cedar Key, Harriet Smith Loves Birds and Hates Plastic125
Brokerage133
Running into Perry137
The Lion of Winter141
One Good Road Is Enough147
Southern Flight157
A Matter of Honor165

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Old Songs in a New Cafe: Selected Essays 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
debnance on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I liked some of these essays very much. My favorite was "Jump Shots."
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.