Book Description: Richard Bausch is a virtuoso of the intimate moment, of the ways human beings seek to make lasting connections to one another and to the world. Few writers evoke the complexities of love as subtly as he does, and few capture the poignancy of the sudden insight or the rhythms of ordinary conversation with such delicacy and humor. In Someone to Watch Over Me, Bausch presents a breathtaking series of stories, filled with the startlingly real insights only a writer of his ability can capture so poignantly. Many of these stories have appeared in magazines such as The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, and Esquire, and one was included in the anthology Best American Short Stories 1997. All are hallmarks of Bausch's brilliance, peopled with engaging characters, filled with the rhythms of ordinary conversation, and sure to draw readers to them time and again.