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Russo, Richard 1949-

Overview
Works: 189 works in 693 publications in 6 languages and 37,512 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Biography  College stories  Film adaptations  Short stories  Case studies  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Narrator, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PS3568.U812, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Richard Russo
Empire falls by Richard Russo ( Book )
61 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Danish and held by 5,171 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
Bridge of sighs by Richard Russo ( Book )
36 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 3,638 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
That old cape magic by Richard Russo ( Book )
29 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 3,608 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
Straight man by Richard Russo ( Book )
33 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,840 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 )
27 editions published between 394 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,360 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 )
32 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 2,008 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 )
25 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,820 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 )
24 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the triumphs and tragedies of the characters in a small-town in upstate New York
Bridge of sighs by Richard Russo ( Recording )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,293 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
Empire Falls by Fred Schepisi ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,182 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
That old Cape magic [a novel] by Richard Russo ( Recording )
14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,179 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. 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. And when, a year later, a far more important wedding takes place, their beloved Laura?s, Griffin?s chauffeuring two urns of ashes as he contends once more with Joy and her large, unruly family, and both he and she have brought dates along. How in the world could this have happened?
The best American short stories 2010 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 782 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
A healing touch : true stories of life, death, and hospice ( Book )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Russo and five other writers here prove the close of life need not be filled with darkness, when hospice help is at hand. These 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 mother whose son was the first soldier killed in Iraq, to the musician who treated a dying woman to the bouncy Beach Boys tune "Barbara Ann."
Keeping mum by Niall Johnson ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walter Goodfellow, 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 dalliance with her brash golf instructor Lance; neither does he notice that his daughter Holly has a different boyfriend every week, and his yound son Petey is the whipping boy for the school bullies. Gloria feels her life is spiralling out of control and prays every night for salvation. Enter Grace, the answer to the family's prayers: a sweet grey haired old lady, the charming and discreet new housekeep, who has her own unique definition of keeping house -- and a very unusual way of solving problem
The ice harvest by Harold Ramis ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and French and held by 689 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
Empire Falls by Richard Russo ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 677 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
Goodnight Little Bear by Robert Benton ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 601 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
Brush with fate ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the 300-year history of a lost painting said to have been created by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer. Framed by the present day narrative of a teacher who has the inside track on the number of lives profoundly altered by the elusive painting. The teacher's tale interconnects individual stories of tragedy, romance, success, failure and even the Holocaust
Nobody's fool by Richard Russo ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this affectionate story of small town life in upstate New York, Sully, a fitfully employed 60-year-old construction worker, is a cheerful curmudgeon who has made a lifetime of bad decisions. He unexpectedly has a chance to make right some of them when his estranged son and grandson drop back into his life
Straight man by Richard Russo ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 343 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
 
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Alternative Names
Russo, Richard
ルッソ, リチャード
Languages
English (402)
French (5)
German (4)
Danish (3)
Chinese (2)
Spanish (1)
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