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Russo, Richard 1949-

Overview
Works: 161 works in 797 publications in 15 languages and 42,955 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Comedy films  College stories  Biographical films  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PS3568.U812, 813.54
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Empire falls by Richard Russo( Book )

98 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 4,951 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 )

33 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,496 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 )

46 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,495 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 )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,631 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 )

38 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,305 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. Nobody's Fool is a funny, roguish novel that captures the imagination and provides a rich journey into a special world peopled by characters so real, so vital, we feel we've known them all our lives. As he did with his critically acclaimed Mohawk and The Risk Pool, Richard Russo brilliantly invents an unforgettable and luminously magical time and place. And, in doing so, Russo secures his place among America's great writers and most captivating storytellers
The whore's child : and other stories by Richard Russo( Book )

45 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,244 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
Everybody's fool by Richard Russo( Book )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 2,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A best-selling and beloved author, at the very top of his game, now returns to North Bath, in upstate New York, and the characters who made Nobody's Fool, his third novel, his first great success. 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. It is classic Russo and a crowning achievement from one of the greatest storytellers of our time"--
The risk pool by Richard Russo( Book )

42 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,848 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 1,253 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 )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful portrait of blue-collar America that gives 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 1,202 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After more than half a century, To kill a mockingbird remains a beloved bestseller and quite possibly the most influential American novel of the 20th Century. Nearly one million copies are sold each year and the novel has been translated into more than forty languages. The film version, starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, won a trio of Academy Awards. Behind it all was a young Southern girl named Nelle Harper Lee, who once said that all she wanted to be is the Jane Austen of South Alabama. Hey, Boo explores Lee's life and unravels some of the mysteries surrounding her, including why she never published again. Containing never-before-seen photos and letters and a rare interview with Lee's sister, Alice Finch Lee, the film also brings to light the context and history of the novel's setting in the Deep South and the social changes it inspired. Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cash, Wally Lamb, Anna Quindlen, Richard Russo, Scott Turow, Oprah Winfrey, Andrew Young and others reflect on the novel's power, influence, and popularity, and the many ways it has shaped their lives
That old Cape magic : [a novel] by Richard Russo( Recording )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,057 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. For Griffin this is akin to driving into the past, since he took his childhood summer vacations there, his parents' respite from the hated Midwest, and the Cape is where he and Joy honeymooned
Keeping mum by Niall Johnson( Visual )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Goodfellow (Rowan Atkinson), the well meaning vicar of the parish of Little Wallop, is so obsessed with writing the perfect sermon that he is oblivious to his wife Gloria's (Kristin Scott Thomas) dalliance with her brash golf instructor Lance (Patrick Swayze); neither does he notice that his daughter Holly has a different boyfriend every week, and his young son Petey is the whipping boy for the school bullies
Everybody's fool by Richard Russo( Recording )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 793 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
The best American short stories 2010 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 783 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 )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wichita, Kansas, 24 décembre. Il se pourrait bien que cette année, Charlie Arglist ait une vraie raison de faire la fête. Il vient en effet de subtiliser avec son associé la coquette somme de 2 millions de dollars à un caïd de Kansas City. Mais si voler la Mafia était aussi simple, ça se saurait
A healing touch : true stories of life, death, and hospice( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 668 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 )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Danish and held by 595 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
Twilight by Robert Benton( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Ross is a burned-out private eye who's plunged into a murder mystery tied to a long-unsolved case of Hollywood dreams, schemes and cover-ups
 
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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-

ریچارد روسو نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

러소, 리처드 1949-

루소, 리차드 1949-

루소, 리처드 1949-

ሪቻርድ ሩሶ

ルッソ, リチャード

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