Thomas Berger, ‘Little Big Man’ author, dead at 89

July 22, 2014 2:34 AM

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NEW YORK (AP) — Witty and eclectic novelist Thomas Berger, who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn “Little Big Man” and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89.

Berger’s literary agent, Cristina Concepcion, said Monday that he died in Nyack Hospital on July 13, just days before his 90th birthday. He had been in failing health, Concepcion said.

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