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Author: Richard Russo

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.Anyone familiar with Richard Russo’s acclaimed novels will recognize Gloversville once famous for producing that eponymous product and anyt….Read More

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In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin

The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history.A… Continue Reading Posted in: 1869 1940, Bibliography, Biography, Dodd, German History, True Crime, William Edward

Moving On

With a riotously colorful cast of highbrows, cowpokes, and rodeo queens, in its wry humor, tenderness, and epic panorama, Moving On is a celebration of our land by Larry McMurtry,… Continue Reading Posted in: Book Collectors, Domestic Fiction, Literary Sagas, Psychological Fiction, Texas

Bridge of Sighs

Bridge of Sighs courses with small-town rhythms and the claims of family. Here is a town, as well as a world, defined by magnificent and nearly devastating contradictions.Louis Charles (“Lucy”)… Continue Reading Posted in: British & Irish Literary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Reunions, Small Town & Rural Fiction

The Risk Pool

The Risk Pool is a thirty-year journey through the lives of Sam Hall, a small-town gambling hellraiser, and his watchful, introspective son Ned. When Ned's mother Jenny suffers a breakdown… Continue Reading Posted in: City And Town Life, Coming of Age Fiction, Fiction, Humorous Literary Fiction, New York (State) Mohawk

Lost Memory of Skin

Uncompromising and complex, Lost Memory of Skin is the story of The Kid, a young sex offender recently released from prison and forced to live beneath a South Florida causeway.… Continue Reading Posted in: Fiction, Florida, Literary Fiction, Psychological Fiction, United States

The Clock Winder

An easygoing young girl becomes inextricably involved with the Emerson family when she takes a job as their handyman. Continue Reading Posted in: American Fiction, English Fiction, Genetic Engineering Science Fiction eBooks, Psychological Literary Fiction, Young Women

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the… Continue Reading Posted in: Economic History, India History, Poverty, Social Conditions

Straight Man

William Henry Devereaux, Jr., spiritually suited to playing left field but forced by a bad hamstring to try first base, is the unlikely chairman of the English department at West… Continue Reading Posted in: College Stories, Fiction, Fiction Satire, Literary Fiction, Middle Aged Men

The Family Fang

Mr. and Mrs. Fang called it art.Their children called it mischief.Performance artists Caleb and Camille Fang dedicated themselves to making great art. But when an artist’s work lies in subverting… Continue Reading Posted in: Dark Humor, Families, Humorous Stories, Literary Satire Fiction, Performance Art

Empire Falls

Empire Falls, Maine: once a thriving hub of industry, this small town nestles in a bend of the vast and winding Knox River, and has always been the empire of… Continue Reading Posted in: Fathers And Daughters, Fiction, Humorous Literary Fiction, Manners And Customs, Psychological Literary Fiction

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