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Barich, Bill

Overview
Works: 26 works in 124 publications in 2 languages and 4,613 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Short stories  Anecdotes  Romance fiction  Pictorial works  Essays  Western fiction  Periodicals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3552.A6163, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bill Barich
Carson Valley : a novel by Bill Barich( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of California featuring a romance between the manager of a vineyard and the boss' daughter. He is Arthur Atwater, she is Anna Torelli and they meet when she returns home from New York. Several social issues are treated, including the life of California's Italians and illegal immigration. A first novel by the author of Big Dreams
A fine place to daydream : racehorses, romance, and the Irish by Bill Barich( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes how a new life in Dublin led to his involvement with the Irish obsession with horses, racing, and wagers and recounts his encounters with trainers, jockeys, bookies, and a populace fascinated by the world of horse racing
The best American short stories, 1983( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hard to be good--The dignity of life-A change of season--(etc.)
A pint of plain : tradition, change, and the fate of the Irish pub by Bill Barich( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to the traditional Irish pub as a symbol of a disappearing Irish culture describes the author's challenging search for a classic pub that does not rely on modern forms of entertainment, traces the evolution of the Irish Pub Company chain in foreign countries, and explores the role of Irish music and drunk-driving laws on affecting pub success
Hard to be good by Bill Barich( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his first collection of short fiction, Bill Barich gives us cause to celebrate a prose stylist who can gracefully cross the boundaries of genre. As stated by Anne Tyler, Hard to Be Good is so large and complete that you tend to look up at the end and find yourself surprised that it's still the same day. Set in the American West, as are three other of the seven stories in this book, it is about the unselfconscious struggle for wholeness in a divided family. Its adolescent protagonist moves from innocence to experience in the course of a summer vacation with his mother and her third husband
The sporting life : horses, boxers, rivers, and a Soviet ballclub by Bill Barich( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories by a sports writer who tells about a wide variety of horse racing, boxing, fly fishing in California, and a Soviet baseball team touring the United States
Traveling light by Bill Barich( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; ONE: WEST AND EAST; Steelhead on the Russian; Revenge at Golden Gate Fields; J. D. Ross's Vision; O'Neill Among the Weakfish; Horse-trading at Saratoga Springs; TWO: ENGLAND AND ITALY; At The Fountain; Jumpers at Kempton Park; Tuscan Spring; Sfida at the Hippodrome; THREE: CALIFORNIA AGAIN; Hat Creek and the McCloud
A neutral corner : boxing essays by A. J Liebling( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen previously unpublished boxing pieces written between 1952 and 1963. Demonstrating A.J. Liebling's abiding passion for the "sweet science" of boxing, A Neutral Corner brings together fifteen previously unpublished pieces written between 1952 and 1963. Antic, clear-eyed, and wildly entertaining, these essays showcase a The New Yorker journalist at the top of his form. Here one relives the high drama of the classic Patterson-Johansson championship bout of 1959, and Liebling's early prescient portrayal of Cassius Clay's style as a boxer and a poet is not to be missed. Liebling always finds the human story that makes these essays appealing to aficionados of boxing and prose alike. Alive with a true fan's reverence for the sport, yet balanced by a true skeptic's disdain for sentiment, A Neutral Corner is an American treasure
Laughing in the Hills: A Season at the Racetrack by Bill Barich( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bill Barich burst onto the literary scene more than twenty-five years ago with this remarkable account of racetrack life. Holed up in a cheap motel in Albany, California, only a few miles from Golden Gate Fields, he looked to the track to help him make sense of his life during a dark peiod of loss and challenge. With rare sensitivity, he captured the gritty world of the backstretch, and also its poetry, as few other writers have done. Laughing in the Hills, which was first serialized in the New Yorker, has become a classic of sporting literature and a must for anyone who loves horses and the world they create."--Publisher's description
Big dreams : into the heart of California by Bill Barich( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The land of opportunity, a golden Eden, the last frontier. What is this place that has given rise to countless metaphors but can still quicken the imagination? For Bill Barich the question became a quest when he awakened to the fact that home was no longer New York, where he had grown up, but California, to which he had been lured twenty years earlier by the promise of infinite possibility. Now, in this account of his journey from California's far north to the Mexican border, he captures the true nature of the state behind the stereotypes
Hat Creek & the McCloud by Bill Barich( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laughing in the hills by Bill Barich( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This entertaining story of the lives and tribulations of various racetrack personalities is sure to extract every human emotion. The author's summer adventure after a family tragedy finds him living the life many diehard racing enthusiasts wish they could. Barich's adventure discovers more than he could ever imagine about something much bigger than racing - life itself
Crazy for rivers by Bill Barich( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Dedication; Chapter One; Chapter Two; Chapter Three; Chapter Four; Chapter Five; Chapter Six; Chapter Seven; Chapter Eight
An angle on the world : dispatches and diversions from the New Yorker and beyond by Bill Barich( )

2 editions published in 2016 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Angle on the World is a brilliant tribute to Bill Barich's extraordinary range as a writer. Gathering together more than thirty years of work, this book addresses such diverse subjects as a murder trial in the Caribbean, a visit to a juju doctor in Nigeria, and the author's youthful escapades in Italy and the Haight-Ashbury
Picturing California : a century of photographic genius by Oakland Museum( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long way home : on the trail of Steinbeck's America by Bill Barich( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 2008, Bill Barich stumbled upon a used copy of "Travels in Ireland," where he has lived for the past eight years, and it inspired him to explore the mood of the United States as John Steinbeck had done almost a half century before in "Travels with Charley."
So that year, another year, came to its end by Bill Barich( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volt. a magazine of the arts( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

of The American Poetry Review by Bill Barich( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Comprises two items of correspondence and manuscripts for publication. Oversize galleys in folder 5074
The Jimtown store by Bill Barich( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Carson Valley : a novel
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Bill Barich American writer

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Languages
English (114)

Japanese (1)

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A fine place to daydream : racehorses, romance, and the IrishA pint of plain : tradition, change, and the fate of the Irish pubHard to be goodThe sporting life : horses, boxers, rivers, and a Soviet ballclubTraveling lightA neutral corner : boxing essaysLong way home : on the trail of Steinbeck's America