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Russo, Richard 1949-

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Works: 136 works in 736 publications in 14 languages and 42,103 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  College stories  Comedy films  Biography  Documentary films  Biographical 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 )
91 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 4,937 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 )
44 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,542 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 )
31 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,536 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 )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,656 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
The whore's child : and other stories by Richard Russo( Book )
49 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,311 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
Nobody's fool by Richard Russo( Book )
37 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,159 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 risk pool by Richard Russo( Book )
37 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,863 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
Everybody's fool by Richard Russo( Book )
8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,540 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"--
Mohawk by Richard Russo( Book )
36 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,266 libraries worldwide
Recounts the triumphs and tragedies of the characters in a small-town in upstate New York
Empire Falls by Ed Harris( visu )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,244 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( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,214 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 ( visu )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,194 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 )
14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,066 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 793 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
Keeping mum by Niall Johnson( visu )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 777 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 ice harvest by Harold Ramis( visu )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 706 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 )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 679 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( Sound Recording )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Danish and held by 601 libraries worldwide
A profound novel about the social condition of man as seen through the multi-generational trials of a great American family
Everybody's fool by Richard Russo( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 584 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. This novel is filled with humor, heart, hard times, and characters who you can't help but love for all their faults
Nobody's fool by Cécile Denjean( visu )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Als de norse Donald Sullivan wordt geconfronteerd met zijn zoon en kleinzoon, verandert zijn hele leven
 
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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
Languages
English (386)
French (41)
Spanish (20)
Polish (11)
Danish (10)
Italian (8)
Dutch (8)
German (6)
Chinese (6)
Catalan (4)
Croatian (2)
Czech (2)
Romanian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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