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Russo, Richard 1949-

Overview
Works: 197 works in 1,115 publications in 15 languages and 47,034 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Short stories  Biography  Black humor  Film adaptations  Comedy films  College stories 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Editor, Creator, Director
Classifications: PS3568.U812, 813.54
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Empire falls by Richard Russo( Book )
119 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 5,316 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 )
55 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,677 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 )
55 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,567 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
Everybody's fool by Richard Russo( Book )
37 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,862 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"--
Straight man by Richard Russo( Book )
52 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,826 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 )
65 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 2,727 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 )
47 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,220 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 )
47 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,902 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
Trajectory by Richard Russo( Book )
19 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,780 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"--
Mohawk by Richard Russo( Book )
43 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,357 libraries worldwide
Recounts the triumphs and tragedies of the characters in a small-town in upstate New York
Empire Falls by Ed Harris( visu )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,219 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( Sound Recording )
23 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,149 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 Mary McDonagh Murphy( visu )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,087 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( Sound Recording )
20 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,009 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( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 883 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
Keeping mum by Niall Johnson( visu )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 801 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
The best American short stories 2010 ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 770 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." -- Publisher's website
The destiny thief : essays on writing, writers and life by Richard Russo( Book )
8 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 libraries worldwide
"In these nine essays, [the author] provides insight into his life as a writer, teacher, friend, and reader"--Amazon.com
The ice harvest by Harold Ramis( visu )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 698 libraries worldwide
Det er julaften i regntunge, isbelagte Wichita, Kansas, og i år har Charlie Arglist for en gangs skyld kanskje noe å feire. Charlie, som er advokat for en del tvilsomme eksistenser i Wichita, og hans udelikate partner, Vic Cavanaugh, har nettopp underslått i overkant av to millioner dollar fra gangsterbossen Bill Guerrard. Filmen fikk terningkast 2-5
A healing touch : true stories of life, death, and hospice by Richard Russo( Book )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 680 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
 
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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
Russo, Richard, 1951-
Руссо, Ричард
רוסא, ריצ'רד, 1949-
ريتشارد روسو
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
Languages
English (588)
French (50)
Spanish (31)
Dutch (22)
German (18)
Polish (12)
Danish (9)
Italian (8)
Chinese (4)
Catalan (4)
Croatian (2)
Japanese (2)
Czech (2)
Romanian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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