Frederick Busch


Born
in Brooklyn, The United States
August 01, 1941

Died
February 23, 2006


Frederick Busch (1941–2006) was the recipient of many honors, including an American Academy of Arts and Letters Fiction Award, a National Jewish Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award. The prolific author of sixteen novels and six collections of short stories, Busch is renowned for his writing’s emotional nuance and minimal, plainspoken style. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he lived most of his life in upstate New York, where he worked for forty years as a professor at Colgate University.

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Girls

3.51 avg rating — 569 ratings — published 1997 — 14 editions
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The Night Inspector

3.41 avg rating — 429 ratings — published 1999 — 10 editions
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Letters to a Fiction Writer

4.17 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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North

3.52 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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Closing Arguments

3.31 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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Don't Tell Anyone: Short St...

3.46 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 2000 — 3 editions
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Harry and Catherine: A Love...

3.33 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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The Stories of Frederick Busch

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A Dangerous Profession: A B...

3.63 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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A Memory of War: A Novel

2.93 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2003 — 5 editions
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“What to know about pain is how little we deserve it, how simple it is to give, how hard to lose.”
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“She better not die this time," I guess I said.”
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“I've been very self-indulgent and weird and I'm sorry. But I'd really like to die.”
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