RICHARD RUSSO

 

Richard Russo is the great American author of what critics consider the best small town fiction today. He has worked on both novel length and short stories, several of his books have been made into movies, and he is an accomplished screenwriter. In 2002, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls, which is an enthralling tale of rural American life full of compassion, heartbreak, and humor. He is a champion of the traditional bookstore, even boasting that he breeds booksellers, referring to his daughter, who is a bookseller at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn.

In order from most recent to oldest:

Elsewhere: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307949769
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Published: Vintage - July 30th, 2013

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


Interventions Cover Image
By Richard Russo, Kate Russo (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781608931859
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Published: Down East Books - June 1st, 2012

That Old Cape Magic: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400030910
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Published: Vintage - June 1st, 2010

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.


Bridge of Sighs: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400030903
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Published: Vintage - August 12th, 2008

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. 


The Whore's Child: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375726019
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Published: Vintage - July 8th, 2003

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 with the past.


Empire Falls (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375726408
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Published: Vintage - April 12th, 2002

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

“Russo writes with a warm, vibrant humanity.... A stirring mix of poignancy, drama and comedy.” —The Washington Post


Straight Man: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375701900
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Published: Vintage - June 9th, 1998

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.
 


Nobody's Fool (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679753339
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Published: Vintage - April 12th, 1994

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.


The Risk Pool (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679753834
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Published: Vintage - April 12th, 1994

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.


Mohawk (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679753827
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Published: Vintage - April 12th, 1994

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 her mother over the care of her sick father.