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Bill Barich (born 1943 in Winona, Minnesota) is an American writer. He grew up on Long Island before graduating from Colgate University. Subsequently, he served in the U.S. Peace Corps in eastern Nigeria (Biafra), then settled in northern California where many of his books are set. He published Laughing in the Hills, his first book, a classic account of racetrack life, in 1980. William Shawn, editor of The New Yorker, ran a two-part excerpt from the book and appointed Barich a staff writer. His contributions over the next fifteen years fall into three categories: travel and the sporting life; reportage; and short fiction. Traveling Light, his account of a sojourn abroad in Italy and England, appeared in 1984, after which he won a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fiction. His other books include Hard to Be Good (stories); Big Dreams: Into the Heart of California (travel); Carson Valley (novel); Crazy for Rivers (angling/autobiography); and A Fine Place to Daydream (travel/racing). Barich's work has been included in Best American Short Stories and many other anthologies. In addition to The New Yorker, he has contributed to Esquire, Sports Illustrated, American Poetry Review, Salon, Narrative, and other magazines and journals, and he is a Literary Laureate of the San Francisco Public Library. He currently lives in Dublin, Ireland. He has also written a book entitled "A Pint of Plain," an account of his setting out to find a traditional authentic Irish pub. It is a lament of sorts as he is seeking the famous Pat Cohen-type pub of the John Wayne film "The Quiet Man."
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Total Books: 41
Dispatches and Diversions Writing from the New Yorker and Beyond
2016 - Dispatches and Diversions Writing From the New Yorker and Beyond (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781510708334
ISBN-10: 1510708332
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Travel
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The Sporting Life Horses Boxers Rivers and a Russian Ballclub
2016 - The Sporting Life Horses Boxers Rivers and a Russian Ballclub (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781510706965
ISBN-10: 1510706968
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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A Fine Place to Daydream Racehorses Romance and the Irish
2015 - A Fine Place to Daydream Racehorses Romance and the Irish (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781634505499
ISBN-10: 1634505492
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors, Travel
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Laughing in the Hills A Season at the Racetrack
2015 - Laughing in the Hills a Season at the Racetrack (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781634505512
ISBN-10: 1634505514
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Crazy for Rivers Tales of Trout Fishing
2015 - Crazy for Rivers Tales of Trout Fishing (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781629144221
ISBN-10: 1629144223
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors
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Traveling Light A Year of Wandering from California to England and Tuscany and Back Again
Long Way Home On the Trail of Steinbeck's America
2010 - Long Way Home on the Trail of Steinbeck's America (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780802717542
ISBN-10: 0802717543
Genres: History, Travel
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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A Pint of Plain Tradition Change and the Fate of the Irish Pub
2010 - A Pint of Plain Tradition Change and the Fate of the Irish Pub (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781408804223
ISBN-10: 1408804220
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Living Streets Anthology of the Ranelagh Arts Festival
Laughing in the Hills
2007 - Laughing in the Hills (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781932910872
ISBN-10: 1932910875
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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A Fine Place to Daydream  Racehorses Romance and the Irish
2006 - A Fine Place to Daydream Racehorses Romance and the Irish (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781400042791
ISBN-10: 1400042798
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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A Fine Place to Daydream A Classic Story of the National Hunt
2006 - A Fine Place to Daydream a Classic Story of the National Hunt (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780007191819
ISBN-10: 0007191812
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Crazy for Rivers
2006 - Crazy for Rivers (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781592288335
ISBN-10: 1592288332
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Humor & Entertainment, Outdoors & Nature
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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The Sporting Life Horses Boxers Rivers and a Russian Ball Club
2004 - The Sporting Life Horses Boxers Rivers and a Russian Ball Club (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781592285136
ISBN-10: 1592285139
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Traveling Light A Year of Wandering from California to England and Tuscany and BAck Again
2000 - Traveling Light a Year of Wandering From California to England and Tuscany and Back Again (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781585741854
ISBN-10: 158574185X
Genre: Travel
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
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Sporting Life The Horses Boxers Rivers and a Russian Ballclub
Carson Valley
1998 - Carson Valley (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517268278
ISBN-10: 0517268272
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Substores
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Carson Valley
1998 - Carson Valley (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679758570
ISBN-10: 0679758577
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Big Dreams  Into the Heart of California
1995 - Big Dreams Into the Heart of California (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679760351
ISBN-10: 0679760350
Genres: History, Travel, Nonfiction
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BIG DREAMS  Into the Heart   of California
1994 - Big Dreams Into the Heart of California (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780679421511
ISBN-10: 0679421513
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Hard to Be Good
1989 - Hard to Be Good (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780340499382
ISBN-10: 0340499389
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Hat Creek the Mccloud [Canto bello book] (Other)