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'bridges of madison county' author robert james waller dead at 77

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'bridges of madison county' author robert james waller dead at 77

robert james waller, whose best-selling, bittersweet 1992 novel "the bridges of madison county" was turned into a movie starring meryl streep and clint eastwood and a broadway musical, has died in texas, according to a longtime friend. he was 77.scott cawelti, of cedar falls, iowa, told the associated press that weller died early friday at his home in fredericksburg, texas. he had been fighting multiple myeloma, a form of cancer.in "bridges," which waller famously wrote in 11 days, the roving national geographic photographer robert kincaid spends four days romancing francesca johnson, a war bride from italy married to a no-nonsense iowa farmer.waller's novel reached no. 1 on the new york times best-seller list and stayed on it for over three years; the eastwood-directed 1995 movie gro...