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Richard Russo
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Richard Russo lives with his wife in Camden, Maine, and Boston. In 2002 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls.

 

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The Pickwick Papers

Written by Charles Dickens
Introduction by Richard Russo


Format: Trade Paperback, 816 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 12, 2003
Price: $11.95

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Bridge of Sighs
A Novel
Written by Richard Russo


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $15.95

Six years after the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize–winning Empire Falls, Richard Russo returns with a novel that expands even further his widely heralded achievement.

Louis Charles (“Lucy”) Lynch has spent all his sixty years in upstate Thomaston, New York, married to the same woman, Sarah, for forty of them, their son now a... Read more >
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Bridge of Sighs

Written by Richard Russo


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 25, 2007
Price: $26.95

Six years after the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize–winning Empire Falls, Richard Russo returns with a novel that expands even further his widely heralded achievement.

Louis Charles (“Lucy”) Lynch has spent all his sixty years in upstate Thomaston, New York, married to the same woman, Sarah, for forty of them, their son now a... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

Bridge of Sighs

Written by Richard Russo


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 25, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Elsewhere

Written by Richard Russo


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 30, 2013
Price: $15.00

A Washington Post Notable Work of Nonfiction
An NPR Best Book of 2012

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Russo turns to memoir in this hilarious and bittersweet account of his lifelong bond with his high-strung, spirited mother—and the small town she spent her life trying to escape. Anyone familiar with Russo’s novels will recognize... Read more >

Elsewhere
A memoir
Written by Richard Russo


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Empire Falls

Written by Richard Russo


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 2002
Price: $15.95

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

With Empire Falls Richard Russo cements his reputation as one of America’s most compelling and compassionate storytellers.

Miles Roby has been slinging burgers at the Empire Grill for 20 years, a job that cost him his college education and much of his self-respect. What keeps him there?... Read more >
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Empire Falls

Written by Richard Russo


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 8, 2001
Price: $35.00

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Empire Falls

Written by Richard Russo


Format: eBook, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Mohawk

Written by Richard Russo


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 1994
Price: $15.00

Originally published in 1986 Richard Russo’s Mohawk remains today as it was described then: A first novel with all the assurance of a mature writer at the peak of form and ambition. Mohawk is set in upstate New York and chronicles over a dozen lives in a leather town, long after... Read more >
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Mohawk

Written by Richard Russo


Format: eBook, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Nobody's Fool

Written by Richard Russo


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 1994
Price: $16.00

In his slyly funny and moving new novel, the author of The Risk Pool follows the unexpected operation of grace in a deadbeat, upstate New York town--and in the lives of the unluckiest of its citizens. Read more >
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Nobody's Fool

Written by Richard Russo


Format: eBook, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Risk Pool

Written by Richard Russo


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 1994
Price: $16.00

A wonderfully funn and perceptive novel in the traditions of Thornton Wilder and Anne Tyler, The Risk Pool is set in Mohawk, New York, where Ned Hall is doing his best to grow up, even though neither of his estranged parents can properly be called adult.

His father, Sam, cultivates bad habits... Read more >
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The Risk Pool

Written by Richard Russo


Format: eBook, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Straight Man
A Novel
Written by Richard Russo


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 9, 1998
Price: $15.95

In this uproarious new novel, Richard Russo performs his characteristic high-wire walk between hilarity and heartbreak. Russo's protagonist is William Henry Devereaux, Jr., the reluctant chairman of the English department of a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt. Devereaux's reluctance is partly rooted in his character—he is a born... Read more >
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Straight Man
A Novel
Written by Richard Russo


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2011
Price: $11.99

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That Old Cape Magic
A Novel
Written by Richard Russo


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $15.00

For Griffin, all paths, all memories, converge at Cape Cod. The Cape is where he took his childhood summer vacations, where he and his wife, Joy, honeymooned, where they decided he’d leave his LA screenwriting job to become a college professor, and where they celebrated the marriage of their daughter Laura’s... Read more >

That Old Cape Magic

Written by Richard Russo


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 4, 2009
Price: $11.99

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The Whore's Child
Stories
Written by Richard Russo


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 8, 2003
Price: $14.95

To this irresistible debut collection of short stories, Richard Russo brings the same bittersweet wit, deep knowledge of human nature, and spellbinding narrative gifts that distinguish his best-selling novels. His themes are the imperfect bargains of marriage; the discoveries and disillusionments of childhood;the unwinnable battles men and women insist on fighting... Read more >
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The Whore's Child
Stories
Written by Richard Russo


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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