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Charles Baxter

Biography

Charles Baxter

Charles Baxter is the author of the novels THE FEAST OF LOVE (nominated for the National Book Award), THE SOUL THIEF, SAUL AND PATSY, SHADOW PLAY and FIRST LIGHT, and the story collections GRYPHON, BELIEVERS, A RELATIVE STRANGER, THROUGH THE SAFETY NET and HARMONY OF THE WORLD. The stories “Bravery” and “Charity,” which appear in THERE'S SOMETHING I WANT YOU TO DO, were included in BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES. Baxter lives in Minneapolis and teaches at the University of Minnesota and in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

Charles Baxter

Books by Charles Baxter

by Charles Baxter - Fiction, Short Stories

Charles Baxter’s new book is a collection of 10 interrelated stories, the first five named after virtues, the second after vices. Baxter’s point is that all of us cover the spectrum of moral qualities, as do his characters --- from the pediatrician conflicted about his work to the altruistic missionary who contracts a disease in Ethiopia and, upon returning stateside, commits robbery to pay for medicine. In Baxter’s world, as in life, decisions are rarely easy.