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Evan S. Connell, author of 'Mrs. Bridge' and 'Mr. Bridge,' has died
Evan S. Connell, author of 'Mrs. Bridge' and 'Mr. Bridge,' has died

Author Evan S. Connell, best known for his novels "Mrs. Bridge" and "Mr. Bridge," died in his home in Santa Fe, N.M., according to family members. He was 88. Connell was a recipient of the 2010 Los Angeles Times Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement, which honors writers connected to the American West. His biography of Gen. George Armstrong Custer, "Son of the Morning Star," won an L.A. Times Book Prize in 1985 and was the basis for a television miniseries. Connell's "Mrs. Bridge," published in 1959, was one of a long list of finalists for the National Book Award (it was won by Philip Roth, for "Goodbye, Columbus."). A...

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