WorldCat Identities

Bass, Rick 1958-

Works: 168 works in 559 publications in 3 languages and 27,714 library holdings
Genres: Short stories  Fiction  Biographies  History  Anecdotes  Autobiographies  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Western fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Signer, Publishing director, Creator, Other
Classifications: PS3552.A8213, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rick Bass
The best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 1,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acclaimed annual short fiction series - this year featuring guest editor Barbara Kingsolver - presents a collection of 2001 stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada
Nashville chrome by Rick Bass( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A richly imagined story of the Browns, real-life singers who were once the biggest thing on the American country music scene. A wrenching meditation on the complexities of fame and of one forgotten family who experienced them firsthand
Fog at Hillingdon by David K Langford( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While fog does not come easily or frequently to Central Texas, when it does, it inspires moments of quiet and reflection. David K. Langford captures those moments here in stirring images of the comings and goings of fog on Hillingdon Ranch, family land that has benefited from the stewardship of six generations
For a little while : new and selected stories by Rick Bass( Book )

16 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected stories. Wild horses ; In Ruth's Country ; Redfish ; Watch ; Legend of Pig-Eye ; History of Rodney ; Fires ; Field events ; Hermit's story ; Fireman ; Swans ; Elk ; Pagans ; Canoeists ; Goats ; Her first elk ; Titan ; Lives of rocks -- New stories. How she remembers ; Blue tree ; Lease hound ; River in winter ; Coach ; Alcoholic's guide to Peru and Chile ; Fish story--
Where the sea used to be by Rick Bass( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and French and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romance in the wilds of Montana between an oil prospector and a woman who studies wolves. Together they face the forces of nature and the strong-willed Texan who is her father and his employer
The sky, the stars, the wilderness by Rick Bass( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and French and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novella and two stories. The title novella, set on a ranch in Texas, is on a woman's love of the land, Where the Sea Used to Be is on the rivalry of two oil men, while in The Myth of the Bears a mountain man tracks a runaway wife who seems to leave an unusual number of helpful clues
Platte river by Rick Bass( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rick Bass is one of the foremost writers of his generation. His astonishing work charges headlong past the hard surface of modern life to illuminate man and his relationship to the natural world. Platte River is a collection of three novellas, each a singular exploration of the human heart set against the backdrop of God's creation. Filled with arresting images - chinook winds flying through a valley, couples skating in the dark on thin ice, tools made from animal bones
All the land to hold us by Rick Bass( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in French and English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roaming across the salt flats and skirting the salt lake Richard a geologist working for an oil company hunts for fossils under the spell of Clarissa the local beauty who plans to use her share of their plunder to get out of small dusty Midland for good. A generation earlier a Depression era couple Max and Marie Omo numbly mines for salt along the banks of the briny lake until the emotional terrain of their marriage is suddenly and irrevocably altered. The strange surreal arrival of a runaway circus elephant careening across the sand sets in motion Maries final break from Max and heralds the beginning of her second chance. Consequences reverberate through the years and the dunes when Marie becomes indelibly linked to Richards own second act
The lives of rocks : stories by Rick Bass( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and French and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The title story concerns a woman recovering from cancer; "Pagans" tells, at forty years' distance, of a girl and two boys -- one of whom was in love with her -- and the dangerous games they played; in "Her First Elk," a woman reflects on her first elk hunt and on her memories of her father and two brothers, now all dead. These stories, distinguished by their maturity, are narrated by men and women with compelling life tales. Filled with Bass's hallmark lean and beautiful prose, they are further proof of his mastery of the short fiction form"--Publisher website (March 2007)
The Diezmo by Rick Bass( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and French and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel based on the Mier Expedition follows two young men on an expedition to the Mexican border, during which they are captured in a raid on the Mexcian village of Mier and end up as pawns in an international chess game that will determine the fate of Texas
The hermit's story : stories by Rick Bass( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encompassing both previously published pieces and original fiction, this anthology features the title story, about a man and woman who travel across a frozen lake under the ice, among others
The book of Yaak by Rick Bass( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and French and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yaak Valley of northwestern Montana is one of the last great wild places in the United States, a land of black bears and grizzlies, wolves and coyotes, bald and golden eagles, wolverine, lynx, marten, fisher, elk, and even a handful of humans. It is a land of magic, though its magic may not be enough to save it from the forces that now threaten it. The Yaak does have one trick up its sleeve, however: a writer to give it voice. In Winter, Bass portrayed the wonder of
The watch : stories by Rick Bass( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and French and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the south and west, these stories pursue themes of friendship, loyalty, and freedom, of escape, where valiant holdouts refuse to grow up, or grow old
The wild marsh : four seasons at home in Montana by Rick Bass( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Bass's account of life in Montana's Yaak Valley is a crowning achievement in his career. It begins with his family settling in for the long Montana winter, and captures all the harbingers of change that mark each passing month--the initial cruel teasing of spring, the splendor and fecundity of summer, and the bittersweet memories evoked by fall. It is full of rich observation about what it takes to live in the valley--ruggedness, improvisation and, of course, duct tape. Bass emerges not just as a writer but as a father, a neighbor, and a gifted observer, uniquely able to bring us close to the drama and sanctity of small things, ensuring that though the wilderness is increasingly at risk, the voice of the wilderness will not disappear.--From publisher description
The Ninemile wolves : an essay by Rick Bass( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Rick Bass's most widely respected works of natural history, The Ninemile Wolves follows the fate of a modern wolf pack, the first known group of wolves to attempt to settle in Montana outside protected national park territory. The wolf inspires hatred, affection, myth, fear, and pity; its return polarizes the whole of the West -- igniting the passions of cattle ranchers and environmentalists, wildlife biologists and hunters. One man's vigorous, emotional inquiry into the proper relationship between man and nature, The Ninemile Wolves eloquently advocates wolf reintroduction in the West. In a new preface, Bass discusses the enduring lessons of the Ninemile story
The lost grizzlies : a search for survivors in the wilderness of Colorado by Rick Bass( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A search for proof that grizzly bears still live in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado
The Best American short stories, 1999 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Amy Tan( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected, and most popular, of its kind
Diezmo by Rick Bass( )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sam Houston organizes an attack into Mexico, the gloryseeking Texans are overwhelmed. Captured, they face the terrible Diezmo--a game of chance that ensures every 10th man will be killed
In the Loyal Mountains by Rick Bass( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and French and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten stories on people and nature. Fires is on a woman long-distance runner, The Legend of Pig-Eye is on a boxer in training, and The Valley is on a man's love for a valley. By the author of Platte River
The new wolves by Rick Bass( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Wolves is Rick Bass's passionate and eloquent account of the current reintroduction of the Mexican wolf to the American Southwest. Lobos, or Mexican wolves, once roamed freely throughout Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, until they were hunted to extinction when big cattle interests came to the Southwest, changing the land forever. Now, a Mexican wolf reintroduction--similar to the Yellowstone efforts for its cousin the gray wolf--is fully under way in the Blue Mountains of Arizona. Eleven wolves--all captive-bred, descendants from the last wild Mexican wolves captured over twenty years ago--were released among the mesas. Now they roam in separate packs; they hunt, play, mate, and, it is hoped, will give birth to the first wild-born pups in decades. But it will not be, and has not been, easy; nothing so tenuous and delicate as the existence of a wild wolf in today's world could ever be. With the literary talent and naturalist's sensibility he brought to his highly praised account of a family of wolves in Montana, The Ninemile Wolves, Rick Bass examines the circumstances of the Mexican wolves' arrival: the exhausted, the overgrazed soil of the land, the behavior and requirements of wolves, and the concerns of ranchers, biologists, and environmentalists. He chronicles these new wolves' first few months of freedom: their triumphant desire to survive as well as the unfortunate and sometimes deadly confrontations with the unexpected. The New Wolves brings to life a place--its people and its wildlife, its past and its future. Bass articulates the land's need for wolves to maintain balance, while masterfully depicting the modern conflict between nature and our need to control it. Part mediation, part probing journalism, The New Wolves is an important new chapter in the drama of wolves and the American West -- Book jacket
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Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.08 for Fog at Hil ... to 0.74 for Beyond God ...)

Nashville chromeWhere the sea used to beThe sky, the stars, the wildernessPlatte riverThe lives of rocks : storiesThe DiezmoThe hermit's story : storiesThe book of Yaak
Alternative Names
Bass, Charles Richard.

Bass Charles Richard 1958-....

Bass, Charles Richard 1958- Jr

Bass, Charles Richard, Jr., 1958-

Rick Bass Amerikaans schrijver

Рик Басс

ريك باس

バス, リック


English (288)

French (47)

Italian (4)