In these nine essays, Richard Russo provides insight into his life as a writer, teacher, friend, and reader.
Russo's characters in these four expansive stories bear little similarity to the blue-collar citizens we're familiar with from many of his novels.
An immediate national best seller and instant classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls. Richard Russo returns to North Bath—“a town where dishonesty abounds, everyone misapprehends everyone else and half the citizens are half-crazy” (The New York Times)—and the characters who made Nobody’s Fool a beloved choice of book clubs everywhere.
The provocative bestseller She’s Not There is the winning, utterly surprising story of a person changing genders.
After eight commanding works of fiction, the Pulitzer Prize
winner now turns to memoir in a hilarious, moving, and always
surprising account of his life, his parents, and the upstate New
York town they all struggled variously to escape.
Anyone familiar with Richard Russo's acclaimed novels will recognize Gloversville once famous for producing that eponymous product and anything else made of leather.
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 grown man.
Divorced from his own wife and carrying on halfheartedly with another man's, saddled with a bum knee and friends who make enemies redundant, Sully now has one new problem to cope with.