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    • 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 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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 in art and life, to a comprehensive analysis of Mark Twain's value, to his harrowing journey accompanying a dear friend as she pursued gender-reassignment surgery, The Destiny Thief reflects the broad interests and experiences of one of America's most beloved authors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Destiny Thief

    • By anne on 08-22-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Elsewhere

    • A Memoir
    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Richard Russo
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Anyone familiar with Richard Russo's acclaimed novels will recognize Gloversville, once famous for producing that eponymous product and anything else made of leather. This is where the author grew up, the only son of an aspirant mother and a charming, feckless father who were born into this close-knit community. But by the time of his childhood in the 1950s, prosperity was inexorably being replaced by poverty and illness (often tannery-related), with everyone barely scraping by under a very low horizon.

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

    • By William on 12-08-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Winesburg, Ohio

    • By: Sherwood Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Lethem, Richard Russo, Tobias Wolff, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    A timeless collection of short stories about an imaginary small town, unified by the presence of Winesburg Eagle reporter George Willard, Winesburg, Ohio is, as H.L. Mencken said upon it's publication in 1919, "vivid, so full of insight, so shiningly life-like and glowing, that the book is lifted into a category all its own."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good stories, amateur narration

    • By Shannon on 02-08-08

    Regular price: $25.09

    • On Helwig Street

    • A Memoir
    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Richard Russo
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jean Russo was a single mother in the 1950s, badly paid and living with her parents in Gloversville, New York, a dead-end town whose heyday as the hub of the leather-goods industry was just a distant memory. ‘You are getting out of Gloversville’ was her mantra throughout Richard’s high school years. And when he finally made his intrepid escape from the family home on Helwig Street - fleeing to a far-flung college in a banger nicknamed The Gray Death - Jean saw her chance of a better life elsewhere.

    Regular price: $21.81