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  • Bridge of Sighsby Richard Russo

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    Louis Charles Lynch (also known as Lucy) is sixty years old and has lived in Thomaston, New York, his entire life. He and Sarah, his wife of forty years, are about to embark on a vacation to Italy. Lucy's oldest friend, once a rival for his wife's affection, leads a life in Venice far removed from Thomaston. Perhaps for this reason Lucy is writing... 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 women insist... 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

    Originally published in 1986 in the Vintage Contemporaries paperback series?and reissued now in hardcover alongside his masterful new novel, Empire Falls ?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... 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 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 so assiduously that he is stuck at the bottom of his... 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...