Books Rick Bass Books by Rick Bass Rick Bass has written books about: Historical Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Rick Bass New In Paperback Franzen's 'Freedom', Country 'Chrome', Mandela Speaks, Siberian Adventure September 29, 2011 Jonathan Franzen's much-discussed Freedom arrives in paperback, along with selected stories from William Trevor and a new Rick Bass novel set in 1950s Nashville. In nonfiction, Nelson Mandela opens the archives to his past, and Ian Frazier explores Siberia. Review Three Books... Three Sultry Books To Savor With A Summer Cocktail August 15, 2011 Summer is ending. The heat waves are starting to break, and we're trying to soak up as much relaxation as possible after a scorching season. Pour yourself a drink and sink back into your favorite chair with three nostalgic tales as recommended by author Dean Bakopoulos.