Richard Russo
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Richard Russo

Rick Russo is the author of six previous novels and THE WHORE'S CHILD, a collection of stories. In 2002, he received the Pulitzer Prize for EMPIRE FALLS. He lives with his wife in Camden, Maine, and Boston.
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    • Empire Falls

    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 20 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 661
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 605
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 606

    Dexter County, Maine, and specifically the town of Empire Falls, has seen better days, and for decades, in fact, only a succession from bad to worse....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hugely Enjoyable

    • By margaret on 01-23-12

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Nobody's Fool

    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 24 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,496
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044

    In this slyly funny and moving novel, Richard Russo follows the unexpected operation of grace in a deadbeat, upstate New York town, and in the lives of the unluckiest of its citizens.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Book Fabulous Narrator

    • By Marsha on 04-27-05

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Straight Man

    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Sam Freed
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 932
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 613
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 617

    In this uproarious novel, Richard Russo performs his characteristic high-wire walk between hilarity and heartbreak.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shockingly good

    • By Jeffrey A. Sherman on 01-09-04

    Regular price: $33.60

    • The Destiny Thief

    • Essays on Writing, Writers and Life
    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Richard Russo
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    In these nine essays, Richard Russo provides insight into his life as a writer, teacher, friend, and reader. From a commencement speech he gave at Colby College, to the story of how an oddly placed toilet made him reevaluate the purpose of humor....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Destiny Thief

    • By anne on 08-22-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Everybody's Fool

    • A Novel
    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 990
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 911
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 908

    Sully is staring down a VA cardiologist's estimate that he has only a year or two left, and it's hard work trying to keep this news from the most important people in his life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, hilarious, long-awaited sequel!

    • By Karen Weisneck on 05-14-16

    Regular price: $38.50

    • That Old Cape Magic

    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 334
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 132

    That Old Cape Magic is a novel of deep introspection and every family feeling imaginable, with a middle-aged man confronting his parents and their failed marriage and his own troubled one....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What you buy Russo books for....

    • By Stephen on 10-06-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Bridge of Sighs

    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 27 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 622
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264

    Like his late, beloved father, Louis Charles ("Lucy") Lynch is an optimist, though he's had plenty of reasons not to be....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Victoria Wright on 10-08-07

    Regular price: $46.60

    • Trajectory

    • Stories
    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Amanda Carlin, Arthur Morey, Fred Sanders, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Melancholy but Rewarding

    • By David on 07-08-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Whore's Child and Other Stories

    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Robertson Dean, Arthur Morey, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    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 novels....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the Download

    • By Delah on 10-31-11

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Elsewhere

    • A Memoir
    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Richard Russo
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 78

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Elsewhere---but not far enough

    • By William on 12-08-12

    Regular price: $24.50

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