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Bill Roorbach

Biography

Bill Roorbach

Bill Roorbach is the author of nine books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Flannery O’Connor Prize and O. Henry Prize winner BIG BEND; INTO WOODS; TEMPLE STREAM; the bestselling LIFE AMONG GIANTS; and most recently THE REMEDY FOR LOVE. The 10th anniversary edition of his craft book, WRITING LIFE STORIES, is used in writing programs around the world. His work has been published in Harper’s, the Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, the New York Times Magazine, Granta, New York, and dozens of other magazines and journals. 
 
LIFE AMONG GIANTS was an Editor’s Pick for Amazon’s Best 2012, a Shelf Awareness Top Ten Best Fiction for 2012, and a winner of the Maine Literary Award for Fiction.

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Books by Bill Roorbach

by Bill Roorbach - Fiction

Danielle doesn’t really have a home. She’s squatting in a cabin deep in the woods, no electricity, no heat, nothing but the nearby river to sustain her. She’ll need food, water, firewood and that’s just to get her through the storm: there’s a whole Maine winter ahead. Eric gets her set up, departs with relief, climbs to the road, but his car has been towed with his phone inside and the snow is coming down with historic speed and violence. There’s no choice but to return to the cabin. Danielle is terrified, then merely hostile --- who is this guy with his big idea that it’s she who needs rescuing?

by Bill Roorbach - Fiction

At 17, David “Lizard” Hochmeyer is nearly seven feet tall, a star quarterback, and Princeton-bound. His future seems all but assured until his parents are mysteriously murdered, leaving Lizard and his older sister, Kate, adrift and alone. In a mansion across the pond from their Connecticut home lives the world’s greatest ballerina, Sylphide, and her rock star husband, whose own disasters intersect with Lizard’s --- and Kate’s --- in the most intimate and surprising ways.