Robert James Waller lived on a remote ranch in the high-desert
mountains of Texas, where he pursued his interests in writing,
photography, music, economics, and mathematics. He was the New
York Times bestselling author of The Bridges of Madison
County, which was adapted into a film starring Meryl
Streep and Clint Eastwood and also as a successful Broadway
musical, and Thousand Country Roads. He died in his home
at age 77.