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Thomas Berger dies at 89; eclectic novelist wrote 'Little Big Man'
Thomas Berger dies at 89; eclectic novelist wrote 'Little Big Man'

Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died. He was 89 and had been in failing health. A resident of Rockland County, N.Y., Berger died July 13 at a hospital in Nyack, N.Y., his literary agent, Cristina Concepcion, said this week. Berger, who served in World War II, wrote more than 20 books, including the autobiographical "Rinehart" series, a "Little Big Man" sequel and "The Feud," about warring families in a 1930s Midwest community. "The Feud" was recommended for the 1984 Pulitzer...

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