Robert Clark (author)

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Robert Clark (born April 9, 1952[1]) is a novelist and writer of nonfiction. He received the Edgar Award for his novel Mr. White's Confession in 1999. A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, he lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.[2]

Clark's books touch on several genres but often return to questions centered in God: "Is there a God? Does he love us? Is he even paying attention?"[3]



  • In the Deep Midwinter (1998)
  • Mr. White's Confession (1999)
  • Love Among the Ruins (2002)


  • James Beard: A Biography (1993)
  • River of the West: A Chronicle of the Columbia (1997)
  • The Solace of Food: A Life of James Beard (1998)
  • My Grandfather's House: A Genealogy of Doubt and Faith (2000)
  • Dark Water: Flood and Redemption in the City of Masterpieces (2008)


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  2. ^ Macmillan's promotional page for the Clark memoir My Grandfather's House, accessed Oct. 2, 2008
  3. ^ Mary Ann Gwinn (November 28, 1999). "A Great Unknown – Robert Clark Explores The Question, `Is There A God?'". Retrieved 2008-10-02.