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  • Bridge of Sighsby Richard Russo

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    This moving novel follows Louis Charles Lynch (?Lucy?) as he and his wife of forty years are about to embark on a vacation to Italy.  Lucy is sixty years old and has spent his entire life in Thomaston, New York. Like his late, beloved father, Lucy is an optimist, though he?s had plenty of reasons not to be?chief among them his mother, still indomitably... more...

  • The Whore's Childby Richard Russo

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 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... more...

  • That Old Cape Magicby Richard Russo

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 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 best friend. But when their beloved Laura?s... more...

  • Mohawkby Richard Russo

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Mohawk, New York, is one of those small towns that lie almost entirely on the wrong side of the tracks. Its citizens, too, have fallen on hard times. Dallas Younger, a star athlete in high school, now drifts from tavern to poker game, losing money, and, inevitably, another set of false teeth. His ex-wife, Anne, is stuck in a losing battle with... more...

  • Empire Fallsby Richard Russo

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    Welcome to Empire Falls, a blue-collar town full of abandoned mills whose citizens surround themselves with the comforts and feuds provided by lifelong friends and neighbors and who find humor and hope in the most unlikely places, in this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Richard Russo. Miles Roby has been slinging burgers at the Empire Grill for 20... more...

  • Nobody's Foolby Richard Russo

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    This slyly funny, moving novel about a blue-collar town in upstate New York?and in the life of Sully, of one of its unluckiest citizens, who has been doing the wrong thing triumphantly for fifty years?is a classic American story. Divorced from his own wife and carrying on halfheartedly with another man's, saddled with a bum knee and friends who make... more...

  • The Risk Poolby Richard Russo

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    A wonderfully funny, perceptive novel 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 so assiduously that he is stuck at the bottom of his auto insurance risk pool. His mother, Jenny, is slowly... more...

  • Straight Manby Richard Russo

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    Hilarious and true-to-life, witty, compassionate, and impossible to put down, Straight Man follows Hank Devereaux through one very bad week in this novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo.   William Henry Devereaux, Jr., is the reluctant chairman of the English department of a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust... more...

  • On Helwig Streetby Richard Russo

    Random House 2012; US$ 12.68

    ??Whoever said beggars can?t be choosers,? my grandfather would remark when she was out of earshot, ?never met your mother.?? Jean Russo was a single mother in the 1950s, badly paid and living with her only son, Richard, in the upstairs apartment of her parents? home on Helwig Street in Gloversville, New York. When Richard left for University,... more...

  • A Healing Touchby Richard Russo

    Down East Books 2008; US$ 14.99

    Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Russo and five other Maine authors here prove that the close of life need not be filled with darkness, when hospice help is at hand. These writers recount intensely personal and profoundly moving end-of-life accounts that cover a wide spectrum of human experience. All six authors are donating their royalties to... more...