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.