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Busch, Frederick 1941-2006

Overview
Works: 98 works in 354 publications in 9 languages and 20,472 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sea stories  Naval history  History 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS3552.U814, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frederick Busch
Girls : a novel by Frederick Busch( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A campus policeman's search for a missing girl, followed by the capture of her murderer. Set in an upstate New York college in the middle of winter, the novel looks at the fear that now exists in such places. By the author of The Children in the Woods
The night inspector : a novel by Frederick Busch( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In post-Civil War New York, an investor mounts an operation to free a group of children held as slaves in Florida. The investor is William Bartholomew who served in the Union army as a sniper and he does it at the behest of his Creole girlfriend. By the author of The Mutual Friend
Closing arguments by Frederick Busch( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vietnam veteran, Mark Brennan is a lawyer suffering from post-traumatic stress asked to defend a women accused of killing her lover in bed. This causes his life to be stretched to its outer most limits
A memory of war by Frederick Busch( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Psychologist Alexander Lescziak savors a life of quiet sophistication on Manhattan's Upper West Side, turning a blind eye to the past of his Polish emigre parents. Then a new patient declares that he is the doctor's half-brother, the product of a union between Lescziak's Jewish mother and a German prisoner-of-war."--Jacket
Don't tell anyone by Frederick Busch( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories explores the connections among people and asks why some succeed and others do not
Harry and Catherine by Frederick Busch( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and Danish and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine, a strong-willed, independent, middle-aged woman with two sons--one in high school, one just off to college--has enjoyed an on-again, off-again love affair for many years with Harry
North : a novel by Frederick Busch( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning from his Carolina coast security job to upstate New York, Jack, haunted by memories of his dead wife and child, is hired to search for a lawyer's missing nephew, a search that leads into the dark underworld of his hometown
The mutual friend by Frederick Busch( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long way from home by Frederick Busch( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah leaves her family to search for her biological mother, only to have her kidnap "her" grandchild
Hawkes: a guide to his fictions by Frederick Busch( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Budd, sailor and other stories by Herman Melville( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven stories deal with a slave rebellion, an obstinate copyist, an accidental murder, a voyage to the Galapagos Islands, and a bachelors' dinner party
Rescue missions : stories by Frederick Busch( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this last, posthumous work about mercy and need among lovers, family, and friends, Frederick Busch returns to the short story. The war in Iraq features in some of these stories, and so do the domestic wars; in every case a character seeks to comfort of save someone. "The Rescue Mission" is narrated by a man who runs a rescue mission out of a trailer in upstate New York. In his attempt to save a young woman from the brutality of her boyfriend, he is forced to confront the reality of his own mother's death. In "Good to Go" an estranged couple tries to save their grown son from the scars of war. "Metal Fatigue" works almost like a play, emerging from the spaces in between the lines, where the connections or near misses of spoken language take place. Physical love, familial love, the needs to give comfort--and the need for comfort--are themes skillfully rendered by a master of the short story whose achievements have been acknowledged with the PEN/Malamud Award for short fiction and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award of Merit for lifetime achievement in the short story.--Publisher's description
Absent friends by Frederick Busch( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The children in the woods : new and selected stories by Frederick Busch( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vulnerability that resonates in each of the characters. As Shelby Hearon proclaimed in the New York Times Book Review of Absent Friends, Busch's most recent collection, "These stories hit us where we live: alone." Busch's previous collections of stories and his highly acclaimed novels Closing Arguments and Long way from Home have established his reputation as a writer of powerful literary fiction. The distillation of twenty years of story collections by Frederick Busch
Rounds by Frederick Busch( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eli Silver is a pediatrician in Upstate New York who has accidentally let his only child die. The Sorensons are a childless couple who move from house to house, rebuilding old structures in an effort to rebuild their lives. Elizabeth Bean is a working woman-- unmarried, pregnant, and determined to bear her child. The lives of these people intersect, and eventually interlock, through circumstances that involve both the vagaries of bodily functions and emotional extremes, and the love of parents for children and of men and women for each other
Hardwater country : stories by Frederick Busch( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invisible mending : a novel by Frederick Busch( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zimmer's wife, Lil, says their love is dead. He says it's just tired. Divorcing, he feels as if his whole love life is passing before him - and then part of it really is, in the still-sexy person of old flame Rhona Glinsky. In interlocking flashbacks set against the backdrop of New York City, Busch lets his hapless hero tell his story of the angst-driven complications of both licit and illicit love. It was Greenwich Village in the Sixties, and Zimmer was writing copy for a sleazy PR agency. Rhona was a voluptuous Nazi-hunting librarian who taught him introductory love and guilt and drove him into the arms of the tall blonde shiksa Lillian. And now, twenty years later, the middle-aged Zimmer is proving that opposites still attract, by falling in love - again - with both of them
Take this man by Frederick Busch( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long term story of a broken love affair between Anthony and Ellen beginning in 1944, and resuming in 1956, 1963 and 1980
Too late American boyhood blues : ten stories by Frederick Busch( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten short stories about "boyhood"--About boys who age but can't grow up, about boyhood in the messes adults make. They collect under Hemingway's rueful remark about American men: "It's that some of them stay little boys so long, sometimes all their lives. Their figures stay boyish when they're fifty. The great American boy-men. Damned strange people."--publisher description
Sometimes I live in the country by Frederick Busch( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Girls : a novel
Alternative Names
Frederick Busch Amerikaans romanschrijver (1941-2006)

Frederick Busch Novelist, short story writer

Frederick Busch US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

ブッシュ, フレデリック

Languages
English (201)

French (12)

Dutch (5)

Spanish (4)

German (3)

Danish (2)

Italian (2)

Japanese (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
The night inspector : a novelClosing argumentsA memory of warDon't tell anyoneHarry and CatherineNorth : a novelThe mutual friendLong way from home