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Russo, Richard 1949-

Works: 164 works in 933 publications in 15 languages and 44,745 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Biography  Black humor  Comedy films  College stories  Short stories  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Scenarist, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PS3568.U812, 813.54
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Empire falls by Richard Russo( Book )

108 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 4,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milo Roby tries to hold his family together while working at the Empire Grill in the once-successful logging town of Empire Falls, Maine, with his partner, Mrs. Whiting, who is the heir to a faded logging and textile legacy
That old cape magic by Richard Russo( Book )

50 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of Jack and Joy Griffin always seem to come back to Cape Cod, where they honeymooned, as they experience the ups and downs of life, including the deaths of Jack's parents, the marriage of their daughter, and Jack and Joy's divorce
Bridge of sighs by Richard Russo( Book )

49 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Like his late, beloved father, Lucy is an optimist, though he's had plenty of reasons not to be--chief among them his mother, still indomitably alive. Yet it was her shrewdness, combined with that Lynch optimism, that had propelled them years ago to the right side of the tracks and created an "empire" of convenience stores about to be passed on to the next generation. Lucy and Sarah are also preparing for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Italy, where his oldest friend, a renowned painter, has exiled himself far from anything they'd known in childhood. In fact, the exact nature of their friendship is one of the many mysteries Lucy hopes to untangle in the "history" he's writing of his hometown and family
Straight man by Richard Russo( Book )

48 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy on university downsizing. To make sure the English department's budget is not cut, William Devereaux, its chairman, goes on TV threatening to kill a goose a day if that happens. Unfortunately a goose is beheaded soon after and Devereaux finds himself in hot water. The setting is Pennsylvania. By the author of Nobody's Fool
Nobody's fool by Richard Russo( Book )

61 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 2,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1750, without warning or apparent reason, the mineral springs of the colonial resort town of Bath, New York, ran dry. A little more than two hundred years later, after numerous warnings and for too many reasons, Sully, the unluckiest man in this unlucky town, isn't doing too hot either. He's broke, out of a job, and the owner of a dead pickup truck. The good news? Sully has the dumbest man in North Bath as his devoted friend, a long-suffering, long-married woman who loves him, a forgiving eighty-year-old landlady who converses with her late husband, a spastic doberman as a watchdog, and the finest one-legged drunken Jewish lawyer this side of Albany. Now, if Sully could only banish his father's slyly grinning ghost and earn his own son's respect, he might just turn the whole damn thing around
The whore's child : and other stories by Richard Russo( Book )

47 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short fiction explores the lives of a variety of characters, including a jaded Hollywood filmmaker, a precocious fifth-grader watching his parents' marriage disintegrate, and a child forced into a harrowing cross-country escape
The risk pool by Richard Russo( Book )

41 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For two decades Ned is shuttled back and forth between his mother, Jenny, and his father, Sam, after Sam abandoned them and now Ned struggles to win his father's affection while avoiding his sins
Mohawk by Richard Russo( Book )

41 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the triumphs and tragedies of the characters in a small-town in upstate New York
Empire Falls by Ed Harris( Visual )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful portrait of blue-collar America, a timeless tribute to the inherent decency and good humor that sustains working-class people in everyday life
Bridge of sighs by Richard Russo( Recording )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy and his mother are taking a trip to Italy, where Lucy's oldest friend now lives. The exact nature of their friendship is one of the many mysteries Lucy hopes to untangle in the history he's writing of his hometown and family
Hey, Boo : Harper Lee & To kill a mockingbird by Anna Quindlen( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years after winning the Pulitzer Prize, To Kill a Mockingbird remains a beloved best seller and quite possibly the most influential American novel of the 20th century. Mary McDonagh Murphy's Hey, Boo explores the To Kill a Mockingbird phenomenon and unravels some of the mysteries surrounding Harper Lee, including why she never published again. It also brings to light the context and history of the novel's Deep South setting and the social changes it inspired after publication
That old Cape magic : [a novel] by Richard Russo( Recording )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Griffin has been tooling around for nearly a year with his father's ashes in the trunk, but his mother is still very much alive, and not shy about calling on his cell phone. She does so as he drives down to Cape Cod, where he and his wife, Joy, will celebrate the marriage of their daughter Laura's best friend. But by the end of this perfectly lovely weekend, the past has so thoroughly swamped the present that the future suddenly hangs in the balance
Everybody's fool by Richard Russo( Recording )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The irresistible Sully, who in the intervening years has come by some unexpected good fortune, is now staring down a VA cardiologist's estimate that he only has a year or two left, and he's busy as hell keeping the news from the most important people in his life: Ruth, the married woman he carried on with for years ... the ultra-hapless Rub Squeers, who worries that he and Sully aren't still best friends ... Sully's son and grandson, for whom he was mostly an absentee figure ... Doug Raymer, now Chief of Police and still obsessing over the identity of the man his wife might have been having an affair with before she died in a freak accident ... Bath's mayor, the former academic Gus Moynihan, who also has a pressing wife problems ... and then there's Carl Roebuck, whose lifelong run of failing upwards might now come to ruin. Everybody's Fool is filled with humor, heart, hard times, and characters who you can't help but love for all their faults
Trajectory by Richard Russo( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this pair of novellas and two stories, Russo's characters bear little similarity to the blue-collar citizens we're familiar with from most of his novels. In "Horseman," a tenured professor confronts a young plagiarist as well as her own weaknesses as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches--"And after that, who knew?" In "Intervention," a realtor facing an ominous medical prognosis finds himself in his father's shadow while he presses forward, or not. In "Voice," a semi-retired English professor is conned by his increasingly estranged brother into coming along on a group tour of the Biennale, fleeing a mortifying incident with a traumatized student back in Massachusetts but encountering further complications en route. And in "Milton and Marcus," a lapsed novelist is struggling with his wife's illness and trying to rekindle his screenwriting career, only to be stymied by the pratfalls of that trade when he's called to an aging, iconic star's mountaintop in Wyoming"--
Keeping mum by Niall Johnson( Visual )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An absent-minded pastor fails to notice the shortcomings of his wife and children, but his family starts to come back together when a new housekeeper is hired who has a very unusual way of solving problems
The best American short stories 2010 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited by the award-winning, best-selling author Richard Russo, this year's collection boasts a satisfying "chorus of twenty stories that are by turns playful, ironic, somber, and meditative" (Wall Street Journal). With the masterful Russo picking the best of the best, America's oldest and best-selling story anthology is sure to be of "enduring quality" (Chicago Tribune) this year
The ice harvest by Harold Ramis( Visual )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's Christmas Eve in icebound Wichita, Kansas, and this year Charlie Arglist just might have something to celebrate. Charlie is an attorney for the sleazy businesses of Wichita, along with his unsavory associate, the steely Vic Cavanaugh, the two have just successfully embezzled $2 million from Kansas City boss Bill Guerrard. But the real prize for Charlie is the stunning Renata, who runs the Sweet Cage strip club. Charlie hopes to slip out of town with Renata. But as daylight fades and an ice storm whirls, everyone from Charlie's drinking buddy Pete Van Heuten to the local police begin to wonder just what exactly is in Charlie's Christmas stocking
A healing touch : true stories of life, death, and hospice( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six writers recount end-of-life moments that cover a wide spectrum of human experience, from the man who smashed every dish in his house to the musician who treated on dying woman to the bouncy Beach Boys tune "Barbara Ann" and another to recordings of birdsong at midnight
Empire Falls by Richard Russo( Recording )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Danish and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profound novel about the social condition of man as seen through the multi-generational trials of a great American family
Elsewhere : [a memoir] by Richard Russo( Recording )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
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Empire falls
Alternative Names
Richard Russo Amerikaans schrijver

Richard Russo amerikansk manusforfattar og skribent

Richard Russo amerikansk manusförfattare och författare

Richard Russo amerikansk manusforfatter og skribent

Richard Russo amerikansk manuskriptforfatter og skribent

Richard Russo écrivain américain

Richard Russo scrittore statunitense

Richard Russo US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Richardus Russo

Russo, Richard

Руссо, Ричард

רוסא, ריצ'רד, 1949-

ريتشارد روسو

ریچارد روسو نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

러소, 리처드 1949-

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That old cape magicBridge of sighsStraight manNobody's foolThe whore's child : and other storiesThe risk poolMohawkEmpire Falls