Evan S. Connell

The iconoclastic novelist and historian won the admiration of critics and a cult-like following of discerning readers with books on subjects as eclectic as Midwestern provincialism, the Crusades and Custer's last stand. Among his best known works were the novels "Mrs. Bridge" (1959) and "Mr. Bridge" (1969). He won a number of honors for lifetime achievement, including a Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2010. He was 88. Full obituary Notable deaths of 2012
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